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File #: 18-2117    Version: 1 Name: 12/17/18 Resolution to Address Crosswalk Improvements and Maintenance
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/17/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/17/2018 Final action: 12/17/2018
Enactment date: 12/17/2018 Enactment #: R-18-497
Title: Resolution to Address Crosswalk Improvements and Maintenance
Sponsors: Kathy Griswold, Anne Bannister

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Resolution to Address Crosswalk Improvements and Maintenance

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Whereas, City Council has expressed its intention to advance Ann Arbor as a connected and walkable community, and the installation and maintenance of safe crosswalks is a vital component of this goal;

 

Whereas, While the City Council acknowledges that substantial improvements have been made over the past two years, Council also acknowledges that many crosswalk locations are in need of maintenance and/or upgrading;

 

Whereas, Safety is enhanced when motorists and pedestrians encounter consistency in crosswalk treatments; and

 

Whereas, Accountability for progress will be enhanced by improved reporting and transparency;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council directs the City Administrator to take the following actions and provide the information to Council by the dates indicated below:

 

1.                     Provide an update on the status of the City’s crosswalk design guidelines and a firm date by which the standard will be completed and in force not later than January 15, 2019.

 

2.                     Provide a listing of all significant pedestrian safety improvements completed within the past three years (2016-2018) and the schedule of improvements for calendar year 2019 not later than January 31, 2019, including both ongoing maintenance and any plans for new or substantially improved crosswalks.

 

3.                     Provide an inventory of significant crosswalk assets and assessments of their conditions with respect to the design guidelines, including markings, signage, and illumination as appropriate not later than January 31, 2019. 

 

4.                     Incorporate crosswalk infrastructure elements into the City’s asset database and provide an estimate of the costs and schedule to bring significant crosswalks into substantial compliance with the guidelines.  The cost and schedule data for the next two years will be presented as an attachment to the City Administrator’s FY2020/2021 Financial Plan submittal to Council.

 

5.                     Beginning in April 2019, provide monthly updates to Council on crosswalk maintenance and improvements completed/scheduled for the 2019 construction season.

 

Sponsored by:  Councilmembers Griswold and Bannister