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File #: RES PH 18-111    Version:
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/2/2018
Title: Recommending that Ramsey County install bicycle lanes on Prosperity Avenue, Hazelwood Street, and Prosperity Road from Maryland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue.
Sponsors: Dan Bostrom
Attachments: 1. Prosperity Hazelwood Bikeway SOER, 2. Prosperity Hazelwood Project Summary, 3. Transportation Committee Staff Report, 4. D2 memo on Prosperity Bike Lanes, 5. Staples email, 6. Prosperity Hazelwood Summary of Process and Comments Received_May 2 Update

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Recommending that Ramsey County install bicycle lanes on Prosperity Avenue, Hazelwood Street, and Prosperity Road from Maryland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue.

 

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WHEREAS, Ramsey County Public Works is planning a mill and overlay of Hazelwood Street and Prosperity Road between Arlington Avenue and Larpenteur Avenue in 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, Ramsey County Public Works is planning a chip seal of Prosperity Avenue between Maryland Avenue and Arlington Avenue; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul Department of Public Works, in coordination with Ramsey County, is proposing to implement bicycle lanes on Prosperity Avenue, Hazelwood Street, and Prosperity Road from Maryland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue to improve safety and comfort for all users of the street; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul approved the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan (RES 15-476) on 3/18/2015; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed bicycle lanes on Prosperity Avenue, Hazelwood Street, and Prosperity Road are found to be consistent with the recommendations of the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the elements proposed for implementation are referred to and listed in the Prosperity / Hazelwood Summary of Engineering Recommendations dated 4/12/2018; and

 

WHEREAS, parking removal is proposed for the east side of Prosperity Avenue, Hazelwood Street, and Prosperity Road from Maryland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue to install bike lanes while maintaining appropriate travel lane widths; and

 

WHEREAS, parking occupancy counts, included in the Prosperity / Hazelwood Summary of Engineering Recommendations, were performed at representative time periods to measure parking utilization along the corridor; and

 

WHEREAS, staff has determined that sufficient parking capacity exists to accommodate existing parking demand on the west side of the street; and

 

WHEREAS, a community project meeting was held on 1/23/2018 to present information and receive feedback on the project as proposed; and

 

WHEREAS, The Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission has reviewed the proposed project and has recommended approval; and

 

WHEREAS, Prosperity Avenue, Hazelwood Street, and Prosperity Road are County State Aid Highways under the jurisdiction of Ramsey County; and

 

WHEREAS, the implementation of bicycle lanes on Prosperity Avenue, Hazelwood Street, and Prosperity Road will not proceed without Ramsey County approval; now, therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does herby recommend that Ramsey County Public Works implement bicycle lanes on Prosperity Avenue, Hazelwood Street, and Prosperity Road from Maryland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue concurrent with the mill and overlay and chip seal scheduled for 2018.

 

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