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File #: RES PH 20-141    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/17/2020
Title: Approving installation of bike lanes on Territorial Road from Berry Street to Raymond Avenue.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Attachments: 1. Territorial Road Bikeway Project SOER.pdf, 2. Territorial-Concept-Layout.pdf, 3. Territorial- TC recommendation.pdf, 4. Territorial Parking Maps.pdf, 5. Comment rec'd by Council
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Approving installation of bike lanes on Territorial Road from Berry Street to Raymond Avenue.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul Department of Public Works is planning a mill and overlay of Territorial Road from Berry Street to Raymond Avenue in 2020; and

WHEREAS, Public Works is proposing to implement bicycle lanes on Territorial Road from Berry Street to Raymond 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 Territorial Road from Berry Street to Raymond 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 Territorial Road Summary of Engineering Recommendations dated 5/20/2020; and

WHEREAS, parking removal is proposed for the north side of Territorial Road from Westgate Drive to Raymond Avenue, as well as on the south side of Territorial Road from Berry Street to TH-280, to install bike lanes while maintaining appropriate lane widths; and

WHEREAS, parking occupancy counts, included in the Territorial Road 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 lane...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
6/15/2020 4:38 PMPat Thompson For I fully support the addition of bike lanes on Territorial Road from Berry to Raymond and appreciate the analysis that has gone into deciding which parking to keep and which to eliminate to make room. This is a great connection from Minneapolis to the Grand Round on Raymond, and I hope some time soon further east on Territorial so there is a more complete parallel path for bike-riders near University Ave. Separated lanes or a path would be better, of course, as demonstrated by studies but I support using all mill and overlay projects as an opportunity for multimodal restriping. Climate change, the city's CARP / VMT goals, and now COVID all combine to make biking a key transportation mode of our present and future.