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File #: 19-0956    Version: Name: 8/5/19 - Traverwood Drive Reconfiguration
Type: Resolution Status: Held in Council
File created: 6/17/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/16/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: 8/5/2019 Enactment #: R-19-369
Title: Resolution to Proceed with a Road Reconfiguration Pilot for Traverwood Drive, from Huron Parkway to Plymouth Road
Attachments: 1. Attachment A_Traverwood Rpmrk 2 Revised_2019.08.22r.pdf, 2. Attachment B_Traverwood Road Diet Memo_20190513.pdf, 3. Attachment C_Traverwood_Public Survey Summary.pdf, 4. Attachment D_Lane Conversion Memo Response_20190723.pdf, 5. Attachment E_Transportation Commission Road Reconfiguration Additional Statement.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 northbound, one bicycle lane northbound, one vehicular through lane southbound, and one bicycle lane southbound.

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.

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 information provided by staff (Attachment D). Additionally, the Transportation Commission provided an additional statement clarifying their position (Attachment E).

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