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File #: 18-1201    Version: Name: 8/9/18 Resolution-Huron Project - 08/09/18 Council Agenda
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/9/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/9/2018 Final action: 8/9/2018
Enactment date: 8/9/2018 Enactment #: R-18-322
Title: Resolution to Support Huron Street Transportation Improvements
Attachments: 1. Resolution in Support of DDA Huron Street Project_FINAL, 2. Council Resolution Huron 7.10.18 Final, 3. Res Advance Key Huron Design Elements 030718, 4. Res Approve Huron Street Design 060618, 5. People Friendly Streets Outreach Summary 06.20.18
Title
Resolution to Support Huron Street Transportation Improvements
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval please find a resolution to support Huron Street transportation improvements, from Third Street to Division.

Huron Street is owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and they have requested City Council support to consider these recommended improvements.

In alignment with City Council's commitment to Vision Zero and advancing initiatives that enhance safety and accessibility of the right of way for vulnerable and at-risk users, the DDA seeks approval to convey local support for these changes to MDOT.

Background:
In July 2016, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hired Smithgroup JJR and Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber (FTCH) to lead a collaborative design process with MDOT and the City of Ann Arbor for Huron Street improvements, from Third Street to Division Street.
The public engagement component consisted of over 40 one on one meetings, pop-up workshops, and eight interactive public presentations and design workshops.

With coordination from City and MDOT staff, the consultant team conducted a detailed analysis of existing issues and best-practice solutions. The analysis captured:
A total of 297 crashes from 2013 - 2016:
* 16.5% resulted in injury
* 16 involved vulnerable users (5.4% of crashes)
* 75% of vulnerable user crashes resulted in reported injury (90% of pedestrians involved in a crash and 50% of bicyclists involved in a crash sustained injuries)
* Vulnerable users were disproportionally injured
Angle/Sideswipe accidents account for about 40% of vehicle crashes on Huron Street (common with multi-lane roadways)
Speed is directly correlated to likelihood and severity of injury and the majority of speeding on Huron Street (66%) is occurring during the non-rush hours.

The recommended design approach addresses these issues and balances perspectives- significantly improving safety for all users wi...

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