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File #: 19-1770    Version: Name: 9/16/19 Resolution Directing Review of City Tranportation Planning
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/7/2019
Enactment date: 10/7/2019 Enactment #: R-19-460
Title: Resolution Directing Review of City Transportation Planning and Operations Management and Related Staffing
Sponsors: Kathy Griswold, Anne Bannister
Related files: 19-1974
Title
Resolution Directing Review of City Transportation Planning and Operations Management and Related Staffing
Memorandum
The City of Ann Arbor is responsible for the management of the public right of way to ensure the safe and efficient movement of all modes of transportation. As the City's population has grown, the demands on the transportation network have caused stresses, delays, safety concerns, and wear-and-tear on the system. While the City has invested significantly in the system and many infrastructure improvements have been made over the past three years, Council is still concerned that these investments have not resulted in a proportionate decrease in pedestrian and bicycle crashes. Specifically, an FTE was added to Engineering Unit staffing in the FY2020 budget at the request of the City Administrator to provide expertise and resources to promote the City's Vision Zero and Complete Streets goals.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: There is no direct budgetary impact to the City from this resolution.
Body
Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor is responsible for effective management of the public right of way to ensure the safe and efficient movement of all modes of transportation;

Whereas, Included within the City's governing documents and Council policies are the commitments to Vision Zero, Complete Streets, and carbon emission reductions, which together create the momentum to promote increases in non-motorized movements of people;

Whereas, The City's annual operating budget and Capital Improvement Program represent significant applications of public funds for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and replacement of infrastructure in the public right of way, including the addition of full time staff positions in the Engineering Unit;

Whereas, While the City has made significant investments in pedestrian and bicycle facilities over the past three years, the Vision Zero goal of no pedestrian/bicyclist crashes has not been achieved; and

Whereas, Ci...

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