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File #: 08-0940    Version: 1 Name: 11/6/08 - Support 2010 Campaign
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2008 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/6/2008 Final action: 11/6/2008
Enactment date: 11/6/2008 Enactment #: R-08-453
Title: Resolution to Support Participation in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation
Sponsors: John Hieftje
Attachments: 1. Rails-To-Trails Conservancy.pdf
Resolution to Support Participation in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation
The City of Ann Arbor was identified by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) as a participant in its 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is seeking to double the federal government funding dedicated to non-motorized transportation in the upcoming transportation reauthorization bill. Ann Arbor is one of forty communities nationwide nominated by the RTC for such an investment. Overall, the increase of funding would result in two billion dollars of investments in active transportation nationwide.
The City of Ann Arbor, in cooperation with the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study and other community partners, worked to develop a set of priority investments that could be implemented provided funding were made available through an Active Transportation program. The priorities in our proposal fall under three broad categories: developing a non-motorized system connecting the Ann Arbor region to our City’s downtown; overcoming the bridges and underpasses that separate the City of Ann Arbor from surrounding communities; and advancing work on two important greenway connections (the Border-to-Border Trail and the Allen Creek Greenway). The complete Ann Arbor Area case document is attached for viewing.
Attached please find a resolution supporting the City’s Participation in the 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation. The RTC will be releasing the nation statement on October 20, 2008. Adopting this resolution will allow the city to state its official support and appreciation for this initiative and call attention to this important transportation system.
Prepared by: Eli Cooper, A.I.C.P., Transportation Program Manager
Reviewed by: Sue F. McCormick, Public Services Administrator
Approved by: Roger W. Fraser, City Administrator
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