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File #: RES PH 20-140    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/17/2020
Title: Approving installation of bike lanes on Fairview Avenue from University Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Attachments: 1. Fairview-Concept-Layout.pdf, 2. Fairview Ave Bikeway Project SOER.pdf, 3. Fairview Parking Maps.pdf, 4. Fairview- TC recommendation.pdf, 5. Comment rec'd by Council
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Approving installation of bike lanes on Fairview Avenue from University Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul Department of Public Works is planning a mill and overlay of Fairview Avenue from University Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue in 2020; and

WHEREAS, Public Works is proposing to implement bicycle lanes on Fairview Avenue from University Avenue to Minnehaha 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 Fairview Avenue from University Avenue to 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 Fairview Avenue Summary of Engineering Recommendations dated 5/20/2020; and

WHEREAS, parking removal is proposed for the west side of Fairview Avenue from 240’ north of Charles Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue to install bike lanes while maintaining appropriate lane widths; and

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

WHEREAS, while restrictions on in-person gatherings prevented staff from holding Open House style engagement meetings, staff instead mailed notification of the proposed improvements to adjacent properties, providing access to additional project resources and inviting questions or comments regarding the project to be sent directly to City staff; 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 approve installation of bicycle lanes on Fairview Avenue from University Avenue...

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