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File #: RES PH 18-261    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/5/2018
Title: Approving safety improvements to the bicycle lanes on Prior Avenue between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue.
Sponsors: Samantha Henningson
Attachments: 1. Prior Ave Bikeway Project Summary of Engineering Recommendations, 2. Hamline Midway Coalition Email, 3. Transportation Cte. rec. on City Overlay Projects 7-30-18, 4. Hogquist email re Prior bike lanes, 5. Sonn email re Prior Ave bike lanes, 6. Jameson email re Prior Ave bike lanes

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Approving safety improvements to the bicycle lanes on Prior Avenue between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue.

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul Department of Public Works is planning a mill and overlay of Prior Avenue between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue in 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, Public Works is proposing to improve the comfort and safety of the existing bicycle lanes on Prior Avenue from University Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue by installing a striped buffer between the travel lanes and bike lanes; 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 improvements to the bicycle lanes on Prior Avenue between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue 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 Prior Avenue Summary of Engineering Recommendations dated 8/21/2018; and

 

WHEREAS, parking removal is proposed for the east side of Prior Avenue from University Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue to install the proposed bike lane buffers while maintaining appropriate lane widths; and

 

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

 

WHEREAS, a notification was sent to adjacent property owners and tenants on 8/7/2018 to solicit feedback on the project as proposed; and

 

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does herby authorize Public Works to implement buffered bicycle lanes on Prior Avenue between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue concurrent with the mill and overlay scheduled for 2018.

 

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