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File #: 21-0615    Version: 1 Name: 4/19/21 - Bike Lane Maintenance Allocation
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/19/2021 Final action: 4/19/2021
Enactment date: 4/19/2021 Enactment #: R-21-137
Title: Resolution to Appropriate Funds and to Amend the Public Services Area Alternative Transportation Fund Operations and Maintenance Budget to Support increased Bike Lane Level-of-Service ($100,000.00) (8 Votes Required)

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Resolution to Appropriate Funds and to Amend the Public Services Area Alternative Transportation Fund Operations and Maintenance Budget to Support increased Bike Lane Level-of-Service ($100,000.00) (8 Votes Required)

Memorandum

Attached is a resolution seeking authorization to appropriate funding to support an increased level-of-service for bike lane maintenance.  As of August of 2019, the City of Ann Arbor is maintaining 90.1 of bike lane miles.  In support of the City’s adopted A2Zero and proposed Transportation plans, bike lane installations are continuing throughout the network, which  requires increased maintenance support. 

 

This increased level-of-service includes increased sweeping occurrence to a twice per month schedule for protected bike-lanes and once per month on major street bike lanes.  If the once per month frequency is not providing an adequate service level, it will be adjusted accordingly.  In addition, specialized snow removal services are being provided to the newly installed protected bike lanes on William Street between Fifth and Division and the protected bike lane on First Street.  FY 21 targeted bike lane maintenance is estimated to be $100,000.00,  compared to estimated FY 20 targeted bike lane maintenance of $75,600.00 and estimated FY 2019 targeted bike lane maintenance of $26,700.00.  Inclusive of protected bike lanes, our estimated maintenance cost per mile is $1,112.00  This increased level-of-service was not anticipated during the FY 21 budget preparation; therefore, supplemental funding is being requested. 

 

In addition to supporting many non-motorized activities within the Major and Local Street Fund Operating and Capital Budgets, 5% of Weight and Gas Tax revenues are annually transferred to the  Alternative Transportation Fund to support non-motorized specific activities, including both maintenance and capital improvements.  In order to maintain the existing capital and operating plans for the Alternative Transportation Fund, an additional FY 21 contribution of $100,000.00 of Act 51 revenue is required. 

 

Budget/Fiscal Impact:  Funding for this work is available in current unrestricted Major Street Fund Balance.  In addition, increased targeted annual bike lane maintenance will be included in annual budget submittals, which would include an increase of Major Street Fund contributions to the Alternative Transportation Fund as necessary.

Staff

Prepared by:                                          Molly Maciejewski, Public Works Unit Manager

Reviewed by:                                          Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                                          Tom Crawford, City Administrator

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Whereas, As of the August 2019 bike lane inventory, the City of Ann Arbor is maintaining 90.1 bike lane miles;

 

Whereas, Bike lane installations are continuing throughout the network in support of A2Zero and the proposed Transportation plan;   

 

Whereas, Additional bike lane installations and increased level-of-service is driving increased maintenance costs;

 

Whereas,  The FY 21 Alternative Transportation Operations and Maintenance Budget, did not account for the increased required services;

 

Whereas, The Alternative Transportation fund balance is insufficient to maintain the current operation and capital plans;

 

Whereas, The Alternative Transportation Fund receives 5% of the annual weight and gas tax revenue; and

 

Whereas, The Major Street Fund has a sufficient fund balance to support FY 21 increased contributions to the Alternative Transportation Fund.

 

RESOLVED, That $100,000.00 be appropriated from the Major Street fund balance to be transferred to the Alternative Transportation Fund Operations and Maintenance Budget; thereby, increasing the Alternative Transportation Fund revenue and expenditure budgets accordingly; and

 

RESOLVED, That City Council authorize the City Administrator to take the necessary actions to implement this resolution.