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File #: 13-1344    Version: Name: 11/7/13 Pedestrian Safety & Access Task Force
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/18/2013 Final action: 11/18/2013
Enactment date: 11/18/2013 Enactment #: R-13-367
Title: Resolution to Appoint a Pedestrian Safety and Access Task Force
Sponsors: Chuck Warpehoski, Sabra Briere
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Resolution to Appoint a Pedestrian Safety and Access Task Force
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Whereas, In March, 2009, the Federal Highway Administration published a resource titled “How to Create a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan”;

Whereas, In 2010 the State of Michigan approved a pair of acts in order to establish a Complete Streets policy: and Public Act 134, which amends the Michigan Planning Enabling Act and Public Act 135, which amends Public Act 51 of 1951 governing the expenditure of state transportation funding; both bills passed the Michigan House and Senate by wide margins: 85-21 and 31-0, respectively;

Whereas, In March, 2011, the City of Ann Arbor approved a resolution proclaiming a commitment to Complete Streets in order to remain competitive for future State transportation funding;

Whereas, In 2012, in response to Public Acts 134 and 135 of 2010, the State of Michigan developed the Michigan Complete Streets policy, which requires that MDOT, and by extension other Michigan communities, consider “The safety and varying mobility needs of all legal users of the roadway, of all ages and abilities, as well as public safety;”

Whereas, Public Act 51 calls for a transportation network that is accessible, interconnected and multimodal and that safely and efficiently moves goods and people of all ages and ability throughout the State of Michigan;

Whereas, One of the expected outcomes of Complete Streets is that such a network will improve economic prosperity, equity, accessibility, safety and environmental quality;

Whereas, 69 Michigan communities, including Ann Arbor, have adopted Complete Streets in response to these changes in Michigan law, and 24 have developed policies and plans using this model;

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor has developed a non-motorized transportation plan and an update to this plan is pending that will incorporate Complete Streets goals;

Whereas, Recent vehicular accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists have increased scrutiny to the City’s ...

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