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File #: 23-1851    Version: Name: 11/6/23 Resolution to Accelerate Safety Improvements on Multilane Roads
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/6/2023 Final action: 11/6/2023
Enactment date: 11/6/2023 Enactment #: R-23-415
Title: Resolution to Accelerate Safety Improvements on Multilane Roads
Sponsors: Dharma Akmon, Erica Briggs, Jennifer Cornell
Related files: 18-1142
Resolution to Accelerate Safety Improvements on Multilane Roads
Whereas, City Council proclaimed its commitment to Complete Streets in 2011 "to promote safe, convenient, comfortable, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable travel for all users";

Whereas, In 2017, Council directed the City Administrator to develop a work plan to implement Vision Zero;

Whereas, The 2021 Moving Together Towards Vision Zero Transportation Plan has two main goals: 1. Zero traffic related deaths or serious injuries by 2025; and 2. Transition to a carbon neutral transportation system by 2030;

Whereas, Lower car speed is a critical component of Vision Zero, as there's a 95% survival rate if a pedestrian is involved in a crash with a vehicle traveling 20 mph but only a 10% survival rate when the vehicle is travelling 40 mph;

Whereas, In the FY2022 budget, City Council funded the development of a Vision Zero Transportation Plan Implementation Strategy and Major Streets Traffic Calming Program (Speed Management Program);

Whereas, In January 2023, the City of Ann Arbor received notification that it was awarded a $3.8 million United States Department of Transportation Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant to advance Ann Arbor's Vision Zero transportation plan goals. Grant funding has been awarded to advance Vision Zero Quick Build projects and the Speed Management Program. Projects will begin in calendar year 2024;

Whereas, Streets with speed limits over 35 mph account for 55% of severe crashes but only comprise 15% of all streets within the City and streets with four or more lanes account for 40% of severe crashes but only comprise 7% of all streets withing the City;

Whereas, The Speed Management Program establishes a set of tools that will be considered and evaluated on the City's major streets to improve safety and reduce crashes, and this program includes Lane Reductions under cross-section modification;

Whereas, There are at least nine multilane roads under...

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