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Agendas and Minutes

Transportation Commission (View All)

Regular Subcommittee Meeting

Agenda
Thursday, June 03, 2010

City of Ashland

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

SUBCOMMITEE MEETING

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lithia Room, 51 Winburn Way

 

Summary Minutes

 

I.                 CALL TO ORDER: 9:03 AM

            Members: Tom Burnham, Colin Swales (Chair)

            Staff: Mike Faught, Nancy Slocum

            Attendees: David Chapman, Misty Santos

 

II.               APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of March 4, 2010 were approved as submitted.

 

III.             PUBLIC FORUM: No one spoke.

                                                                                            

IV.            ACTION ITEMS

A.     Special Vehicle Permit for BackRoads Wine Tours

The Commissioners had not reviewed the ordinance, but had reviewed the application. Clarification was made that a commercial driver’s license was only required when carrying more than 16 persons. Faught reported that trolleys and companies that rent and transport bikes and rafts would also be required to obtain special vehicle permits in the future.

 

Burnham moved to approve the special vehicle permit for BackRoads Wine Tours. Swales seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Burnham suggested having window decals made up for permit holders.

 

B.     Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Funding Request (Informational Only)

Faught reported that last year the Commission allocated $3,000 to supplement the bike swap donation to BTA. This year he recommended $1,750 or whatever was remaining in the Commission’s budget. (All agreed that only the full Commission could allocate monies.)

 

Faught spoke to Scott Hollingsworth from the Fire Department who was working with his union to form a non profit to manage the bike swap in the future. The Subcommittee was surprised that only 50% of bike swap profits went to BTA. Chapman thought some Parks’ money went to buying helmets and lights and to fund Park and Recreation classes. Burnham suggested increasing the percentage of profit the swap was paid by bike sellers. Other ideas included expanding the ability to drop off donor bikes all year round, expand swap to include the entire valley, expand hours of sale and register bikes at the time of sale.

 

For the Commission meeting the Subcommittee would like to see BTA’s cost breakdown for classes and services. Faught would ask Egon DuBois to present it to the Commission. They would also like to see the Commission’s budget for FY 09-10 in the packet.

 

V.              OTHER

Burnham would like the Subcommittee to tour bike racks in the downtown core during their next meeting. He would also like to see regular updates on all Commission and Subcommittee actions, for example: yield sign at Holly and Terrace, the B Street reconstruction project and the Share the Road Pledge Campaign.

 

Other items the Subcommittee would like to discuss at future meetings:

·          Research additional parking on First Street adjacent to the Post Office;

·          Research addition parking on both sides of Granite Street;

·          Research removing some yellow loading zones on Hargadine Street;

·          Better publicize use of the parking structure (talk to Lee Tuneburg)

·          Adopt Grants Pass’ 3’ Protection Zone for bicyclists and pedestrians

·          Need to grade the alley at upper Laurel and Almond

·          Revisit the speed limit on Grandview (reduce to 20 mph)

·          Request that speed limit signs say “Speed Limit 20 mph”

 

III.       ADJOURN: 10:05 am

 

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