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2020-05-12 - Agendas - FinalCITY OF _! FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS MEETING AGENDA City Council Transportation Committee Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 5:30 pm or Immediately Following Equipment Committee NOTICE: THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY WITH NO PHYSICAL LOCATION TO ATTEND VIDEO CONFERENCING BY ZOOM WILL BE USED FOR THIS MEETING. INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOGGING INTO ZOOM ARE ON PAGE 2. Members: Matthew Petty, Chairperson; Sarah Marsh; Sarah Bunch; Kyle Smith City Staff: Chris Brown, City Engineer; Terry Gulley, Transportation Director Agenda: 1. Old Business: A. TEMPORARY STREET AND LANE CLOSURES: The Mayor has requested policy and technical recommendations from the Transportation Committee be developed in response to impacts of the current health to transportation and engineering workplans and changing mobility patterns. The attached memo includes suggested policies for selecting and maintaining project. A google map with a sampling of streets that fit this criteria may be found at: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?userstoinvite=cedmonston%40faVetteville- ar.gov&actionButton=1 &mid=171 gXJTbl70YALgBN8diM4E6flK8VqwV6&11=36.0855588 7333529%2C-94.16782731912963&z=16 The Planning Commission's Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) met on Thursday May 7th and developed recommendations for projects as well. Those recommendations will be submitted to the Transportation Committee directly from the LRPC. 2. New Business: A. None. 3. Adjourn Mailing Address: 113 W. Mountain Street www.fayetteville-ar.gov Fayetteville, AR 72701 -np n — t`�h 11�u� �RKA NS PS May 12t" Transportation Committee 5:30 PM or Immediately Following Equipment Committee Virtual Meeting Participation Opportunities By PC, Mac, iOS (iPhone), or Android: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN P3uv2ynlSJyGShjo96bvhA Meeting ID: 929-8694-5785 Use full name as screen name Join by phone only. +1 (877) 853-5257 +1 (888) 475-4499 When prompted for Meeting ID: 929-8694-5785# If you do not have a Participant Number: press # To comment: Use "Raise hand" function when public comment for an item is requested For phone, raise hand to be recognized with *9 Phone numbers used to dial in to meeting will be masked for privacy All participants will be muted automatically when joining the meeting NEED HELP? Call the City of Fayetteville IT Help Desk: 479-575-8367 Watch tutorial videos at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us CITY OF ._ FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS TO: Fayetteville City Council Transportation Committee THRU: Chris Brown, City Engineer Terry Gulley, Transportation Director Matt Mihalevich, Trails Coordinator FROM: Dane Eifling, Mobility Coordinator DATE: May 8, 2020 SUBJECT: Slow Streets & Temporary Road Diets During COVID-19 STAFF MEMO RECOMMENDATION: Consider implementation of a "slow streets" program during the COVID-19 crisis by identifying one or more demonstration street for a city -led implementation. And refer residents wishing to implement other temporary slow street to the existing Tactical Urbanism Program application process for review and approval by city staff. BACKGROUND: At least 50 cities in the U.S. have implemented some version of slow streets in response to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. These efforts have the purpose of facilitating safe space for walking, biking and children playing in residential areas to help people stay healthy while remaining close to their homes. Fayetteville's Transportation Committee has requested city staff research other peer city programs and offer suitable options based on existing needs and available resources. DISCUSSION: In evaluating streets for consideration, it is important to consider need based on number of homes, sidewalk and trail access as well as the amount of cut -through traffic on the street. Priority "slow street" locations should: 1. Be in an ordinary and predominantly residential area 2. Lack adequate sidewalks and/or easy access to trails and greenspace 3. Have a significant amount of cut -through traffic 4. Have long block lengths with minimal number of street intersections 5. Have parallel streets that offer drivers a reasonable detour when avoiding the street Staff recommends the following defining characteristics for a slow street: 1. Advisory speed limit of 5 MPH 2. Closed to through traffic - except for delivery and service vehicles 3. Status to be consistent 24 hours per day for a set period of at least one week Mailing Address: 113 W. Mountain Street www.fayetteville-ar.gov Fayetteville, AR 72701 Road Diet treatment could be performed with temporary lane closures of the outside lanes on 4 lane roads using traffic barrels to create lane for cycling and pedestrian activities. Two streets Gregg Avenue and Sycamore Street have been identified as potential locations for Road Diet Treatments. City Transportation Division does not have the material resources on -hand to implement these treatments. Materials could be rented from a road contactor. Attachments: Link to a draft digital map slow street locations https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?userstoinvite=cedmonston%40fayetteville- ar.gov&actionButton=1 &mid=171 gXJTbl7OYALgBN8diM4E6flK8VgwV6&11=36.0855588733352 9%2C-94.16782731912963&z=16