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File #: 19-0956    Version: Name: 6/17/19 - Traverwood Drive Reconfiguration
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 6/17/2019 In control: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 8/5/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Proceed with a Road Reconfiguration Pilot for Traverwood Drive, from Huron Parkway to Plymouth Road
Attachments: 1. Attachment A_Traverwood Drive Pavement Markings.pdf, 2. Attachment B_Traverwood Road Diet Memo_20190513.pdf, 3. Attachment C_Traverwood_Public Survey Summary.pdf
Title
Resolution to Proceed with a Road Reconfiguration Pilot for Traverwood Drive, from Huron Parkway to Plymouth Road

Memorandum
This is a resolution to approve the pilot road reconfiguration, multi-modal improvements, and non-motorized system expansion along Traverwood Drive from Huron Parkway to Plymouth Road as called for in the City's Non-Motorized Plan. The project would be completed as part of the resurfacing project, which was approved by Council and is to be completed Summer 2019.

The road reconfiguration is illustrated in the attachment (Attachment A) and would include the following:
* Narrowing of vehicular lanes to 10' width to encourage slower speeds.
* Reduce the number of vehicular lanes from three to two. The revised cross section will include one vehicular through lane and one bicycle lane northbound, one vehicular through lane southbound, and parking on the west curb line.
* The southbound vehicular lane will be marked for shared use with bicyclists.
* The addition of parking is intended to address resident needs and provide an opportunity for informal park-and-ride and transit use.

The attached report (Attachment B) provides more detailed information about the existing conditions and anticipated impact of the project. The street currently serves an average daily vehicular traffic volume of 3,500 vehicles and a peak hour volume of 405 vehicles. The proposed design is expected to have a minimal impact to vehicular level of service or volume to capacity ratios while improving the user experience for bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users.

These concepts were taken through a series of public engagement processes to solicit feedback. The project was discussed with the Transportation Commission on February 20, 2019 and May 15, 2019, and received a favorable recommendation. City Council referred the matter back to the Transportation Commission which gave a positive recommendation on July 17, 2019 after contemplating additional infor...

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