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File #: 18-0336   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/8/2018
Title: Approve the Caribbean Drive Parking and Trail Access Enhancements Design Alternative, and Amend an Existing Design/Construction Support Contract
Attachments: 1. Report to BPAC 18-0306, April 19, 2018, 2. Presentation from September 19, 2017 Public Meeting, 3. Design Alternatives, 4. Site Photos, 5. Excerpt of Draft BPAC Meeting Minutes of April 19, 2018.pdf, 6. Draft Amendment to Agreement, 7. Staff Presentation 20180508 (18-0336)
Related files: 19-0075
REPORT TO CITY COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Approve the Caribbean Drive Parking and Trail Access Enhancements Design Alternative, and Amend an Existing Design/Construction Support Contract

Report
SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) considered this item on April 19, 2018.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission voted not to recommend any of the alternatives presented to Council. The vote was 6-0, with Commissioner Oey absent (Attachment 5 - Excerpt of Draft BPAC Meeting Minutes of April 19, 2018).

This position was reflective of two primary concerns voiced by the public speakers.
1. Concern over high-speeds of vehicles on Caribbean Drive:
o The public felt motorists routinely and significantly exceed the speed limit of 45 miles per hour on Caribbean Drive and run red lights, including heavy trucks.
o Many believe the posted speed limit should be lower and traffic calming should be implemented. (It should be noted that only residential streets are eligible for traffic calming. The Caribbean Drive Parking and Trail Access Enhancements Project will not address the speed of the roadway as part of the project.)
2. Concern of differential speeds for the various usage types:
o Motor vehicles, electric bicycles, commuter cyclists, recreational cyclists, and pedestrians all move at different speeds. The public expressed that mixing multiple categories without barrier separation is uncomfortable, and even unsafe, for slower-moving users.
o Parallel parking on Caribbean Drive adjacent to high-speed traffic feels dangerous.

These and other concerns are detailed in Attachment 5.

ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION
Water Pollution Control Plant Rehabilitation Project
The Water Pollution Control Plant (Plant) Master Plan lays out a series and sequence of projects to rebuild the Plant over the next thirty years (Cleanwater Program, or Program). The master plan was approved by City Council on August 23, 2016. The Caribbean Drive Par...

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