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File #: RES PH 19-151    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/5/2019
Title: Adopting the Saint Paul Pedestrian Plan.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Transmittal of the St Paul Pedestrian Plan for Adoption 5-10-19, 2. Saint Paul Pedestrian Plan 5.8.19 Compressed, 3. Frogtown Neighborhood Assn letter re Pedestrian Plan, 4. Comment rec'd by Council re Pedestrian Plan
Adopting the Saint Paul Pedestrian Plan.

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Works initiated the Saint Paul Pedestrian Plan in spring of 2017 to identify needs, priorities, and strategies to increase the safety and appeal of walking in Saint Paul; and
WHEREAS, staff from Saint Paul Public Works, Planning and Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, Department of Safety and Inspections, Police Department, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 7, and the Office of Mayor Melvin Carver guided development of the draft plan via a steering committee that also included agency partners and community members; and
WHEREAS, over 4,000 Saint Paul residents, workers and visitors shared their experiences walking in Saint Paul and helped shape the priorities and recommendations of the plan; and
WHEREAS, City staff hosted an on-line survey and two open houses, and attended approximately 55 community events, District Council meetings, or other meetings to invite community participation in the plan; and
WHEREAS, community feedback during outreach informed the priorities presented in the plan; and
WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Pedestrian Plan has five chapters: 1) Introduction; 2) Vision, Goals and Policy Framework; 3) Engagement: What We Heard; 4) Priority Areas for Walking; 5) How We Will Support Walking in Saint Paul; and
WHEREAS, City staff posted a preliminary draft of the plan on the city’s website on November 6, 2018 and solicited feedback on the preliminary draft at an open house on November 14,2018; and
WHEREAS, the Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission reviewed the preliminary draft plan on November 19, 2018 and recommended that the Planning Commission release the draft plan and open the record for public comment; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission heard a presentation on the preliminary draft plan and voted to release the draft plan and open the record for public comment on December 14, 2018; and

WHEREAS the public record was open for ...

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