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File #: 20-0858    Version: Name: 6/15/20 Resolution Directing Evaluation of City Pedestrian and Cycling Environment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/15/2020 Final action: 6/15/2020
Enactment date: 6/15/2020 Enactment #: R-20-225
Title: Resolution Directing Evaluation of City Pedestrian and Cycling Transportation Environment by a Professional Engineer with Vision Zero Expertise
Sponsors: Kathy Griswold, Jane Lumm, Anne Bannister
Title
Resolution Directing Evaluation of City Pedestrian and Cycling Transportation Environment by a Professional Engineer with Vision Zero Expertise
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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 four years, Council is still concerned that these investments have not resulted in a proportionate decrease in pedestrian and bicycle crashes. Specifically, an FTE position 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.

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 A2 Zero, 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 fulltime staff positions in the Engineering Unit;

Whereas, While the City has made significant investments in pedestrian and bicycle facilities over the past four years, the Vision Zero goal of no fatal or serious injury pedestrian/bicyclist crashes has not been achieved and staff has not demonstrated a significant decrease in pedestrian and cy...

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