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File #: 19-0553    Version: 1 Name: 3/18/19 - Fuller Crosswalk
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/18/2019 Final action: 3/18/2019
Enactment date: 3/18/2019 Enactment #: R-19-118
Title: Resolution to Implement Pedestrian Safety Improvements at the Fuller Road Crosswalk at Huron High School
Sponsors: Jane Lumm, Kathy Griswold
Title
Resolution to Implement Pedestrian Safety Improvements at the Fuller Road Crosswalk at Huron High School
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Whereas, Several pedestrian safety improvements have been made at Huron High School over the last two+ years including improvements on Huron Parkway as well as installing new streetlights and a RRFB at the Fuller Road crosswalk;

Whereas, There is broad agreement that additional safety improvements at the Fuller crosswalk are needed, but there is not a community consensus on the specific actions that are optimal;

Whereas, A December 2016 Road Safety Audit conducted by the city recommended re-locating the crosswalk from its current location at the Gallup Park entrance to approximately 400 feet to the West, and re-locating the crosswalk to the west (and installing a new sidewalk) remains the City's recommended improvement action:

Whereas, Many residents (including Huron High parents and students) have expressed the concern that if the crosswalk is moved, some students and other pedestrians coming from Gallup Park will continue to cross at the Gallup entrance where a crosswalk would no longer exist resulting in a significant safety risk, and those residents continue to favor the initial A2 Safe Transport recommendation of adding a pedestrian refuge island at the existing Fuller Crosswalk (A2 Safe Transport had also recommended the new streetlights and RRFB at Fuller which have been installed);

Whereas, On September 17, 2018, City staff requested City Council approve re-locating the crosswalk and Council postponed action for the purposes of conducting additional public engagement and obtaining public input/feedback;

Whereas, On December 3, 2018, City Council rejected City staff's follow-on request to re-locate the crosswalk, and Council passed resolution R-18-472 directing the City Administrator to study options for the crosswalk and provide a report to Council with the projected costs and pros/cons of the options identified;

Whereas, On Mar...

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