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File #: 21-0286    Version: 1 Name: 2/16/21 Resolution to Determine Cost and Feasibility of Supplemental Snow and Ice Removal
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Request that the City Administrator Determine the Cost and Feasibility of Supplemental Snow and Ice Removal of our Pedestrian Infrastructure to Improve Pedestrian Safety within the DDA Boundaries
Sponsors: Ali Ramlawi
Title
Resolution to Request that the City Administrator Determine the Cost and Feasibility of Supplemental Snow and Ice Removal of our Pedestrian Infrastructure to Improve Pedestrian Safety within the DDA Boundaries
Body
Whereas, City snowplows unavoidably place snow and ice on sidewalks, bus stops and crosswalk ramps;

Whereas, Pedestrian safety requires that crosswalks, sidewalks, bus stops and crosswalk ramps be reasonably clear of snow and ice;

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor has declared a climate emergency and approved the A2Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan which includes the strategy to reduce the miles we travel in our vehicles by at least 50%;

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor has affirmed the vision zero goal of zero traffic fatalities by 2025;

Whereas, The majority of traffic incidents that involve pedestrians and bicycles are within the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) District;

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor has pledged to increase its efforts in equity and accessibility as the corner stone of policy making and its enforcement of said policies; and

Whereas, The downtown merchant associations have lost most if not all revenue which they relied on to clean, program and promote areas of our downtown, including snow removal in some parts of the downtown;

RESOLVED, That City Council requests that the City Administrator determine the cost and feasibility of supplemental snow and ice removal to keep pedestrian crosswalks and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) ramps clear within the DDA district to improve pedestrian safety;

RESOLVED, That City Council requests that the City Administrator determine the cost and feasibility of supplemental snow and ice removal of all sidewalks within the DDA district to improve pedestrian safety; and

RESOLVED, That the supplemental snow and ice removal be identified as two projects for purposes of determining cost and feasibility: 1.) removing snow and ice that city plows unavoidably dump on sidewalks, bus stops...

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