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Joint TC/PC Bikeway Networks Subcommittee

Agenda
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION and PLANNING COMMISSION
BIKEWAY NETWORKS SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES
MAY 8, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER
Mike Faught called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.
 
Transportation Commissioners Present:  Tom Burnham and David Young
Planning Commissioners Present:  Eric Heesacker
Staff Present:  Mike Faught and Jodi Vizzini
ExOfficio Member:  Brandon Goldman
 
Overview and Goals
Mr. Faught explained the goal for the meeting was to look at the Existing and Planned Bikeway Network map provided and determine if the proposed bikeways should be approved, revised or deleted. 
 
Planned Bike Lanes:
Discussion of the planned bike lane projects indicated on the map resulted in the following subcommittee recommendations:
 
(B3) Nevada Street
Planned Bike Lane from Vansant St. to Mountain Avenue Recommended deleting.
 
(B7) Iowa Street
Planned Bike Lane from Terrace St. to road terminus Recommended approving/add sharrows and improve signage.
 
(B10) Mountain Avenue
Planned Bike Lane from Siskiyou Blvd to Prospect St. Recommended approving Siskiyou Blvd to Ashland St.; recommended deleting Ashland St. to Prospect; and recommended revising map to reflect dotted line from Ashland St. to E. Main St. (bike lane does not currently exist).
 
(B18) N. Main Street
Planned Bike Lane from Jackson St. to Helman St. Recommended approving.
 
(B21) Oak Street
Planned Bike Lane from Nevada St. to E. Main St. Recommended approving; recommended changing status from Planned Bike Lane to Planned Bicycle Blvd.
 
(B24) Clover Lane
Planned Bike Lane from Ashland St. to proposed bike path Recommended approving.
 
(B25) Tolman Creek Road
Planned Bike Lane from Siskiyou Blvd to Greenmeadows Way Recommended approving.
 
(B26) Normal Avenue
Planned Bike Lane from the rail line to Siskiyou Blvd Recommended approving; recommended extending bike lane from railroad tracks to E. Main St.
 
(B29) Walker Avenue
Planned Bike Lane from Siskiyou Blvd to Peachey Rd. Recommended approving.
  
(B30) Ashland Street
Planned Bike Lane from I-5 Exit 14 SB to E. Main St. Recommended approving.
 
Clear Creek Path
Planned Bike Lane from Hersey St. to railroad tracks Recommended approving; recommended assigning a project number to this bike lane.
 
Planned Buffered Bike Lanes:
Mr. Faught explained buffered bike lanes as defined by Alta Planning included in the Transportation System Plan.  Mr. Faught, Brandon Goldman and the commissioners discussed the advantages and disadvantages of buffered bike lanes and how they will affect the downtown area.   The subcommittee recommendations included the following:
 
(B16) Lithia Way
Buffered Bike Lane from Helman St. to Siskiyou Blvd Recommended approving; recommended changing status from Buffered Bike Lane to Planned Bike Lane.
 
(B17) N. Main St./E. Main St.
Buffered Bike Lane from Helman St. to Siskiyou Blvd Recommended approving; recommended changing status from Buffered Bike Lane to Planned Bike Lane.
 
Mistletoe Road/(Crowman Mill area)
Buffered Bike Lane as indicated on map Recommended approving; requested Kittelson & Associates assign a project number associated with this bike lane.
 
Planned Bicycle Blvd:
Mr. Faught, Mr. Goldman and commissioners referred to the definition of Planned Bicycle Blvd as they worked through the individual projects.  The recommendations are listed in order of discussion.
 
(B1) Schofield Street/Monte Vista Drive/Walnut Street/ Grant Street/Chestnut Street
 Planned Bicycle Blvd from N. Main St. to Wimer St. Recommended deleting.
 
(B2) Wimer Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Thornton Way to N. Main Street Recommended approving from Scenic Dr. to N. Main St.; recommended deleting from Scenic Dr. to Thornton Way.
 
(B4) Glendower Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from the Bear Creek Greenway to Nevada St. Recommended approving.
 
(B5) Scenic Drive/Nutley Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Wimer Street to Winburn Way Recommended approving; extending past W. Hersey St. to Maple St.
 
(B19) Helman Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Nevada St. to N. Main St. Recommended approving.
 
(B20) Water Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Hersey St. to N. Main St. Recommended approving.
 
(B34) 1st Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from A St. to E. Main St. Recommended approving.
 
(B13) B Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Oak St. to Mountain Ave. Recommended approving.


(B15) S. Pioneer Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from E. Main St. to Ashland Creek Path Recommended deleting.
 
(B8) Morton Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Siskiyou Blvd to Ashland St. Recommended approving.
 
(B9) Ashland Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Guthrie St. to S. Mountain Ave. Recommended approving from Morton St. to S. Mountain Ave.; recommended deleting from Guthrie St. to Morton St.
 
 (B31) Indiana Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Siskiyou Blvd to Woodland Dr. Recommended approving Siskiyou Blvd to Oregon St.; recommended deleting Oregon St. to Woodland Dr.  
 
(B11) Wightman Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from E. Main St. to Siskiyou Blvd Recommended approving.
 
(B12) Wightman Street
 Planned Bicycle Blvd from road end to E. Main St. Recommended approving.
 
(B37) Clay Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from Siskiyou Blvd to Canyon Park Dr. Recommended approving Siskiyou Blvd. to Mohawk St.; recommended deleting Mohawk St. to Canyon Park Dr.
 
(B22) Clay Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from E. Main St. to Ashland St. Recommended approving.
 
(B28) Clay Street
Planned Bicycle Blvd from rail line to Siskiyou Blvd Recommended approving.
 
Additional Recommended Revisions to Map:
Recommended a Planned Bicycle Blvd on Maple St. from N. Main St. to Rock St.
 
Recommended a Planned Shared Space on Grandview Dr. the entire length, connecting to Scenic Dr.
 
Recommended a Planned Bicycle Blvd on Orange Ave.
 
Recommended a Planned Bicycle Blvd on Glenn St. from N. Main St. to Orange Ave.
 
Recommended a Planned Bicycle Blvd on N. Laurel St. from Orange Ave. to W. Nevada St.
 
Recommended a Planned Bicycle Blvd on Oregon St. from Indiana St. to Walker Ave.
 
Recommended a Planned Bicycle Blvd on Clark Ave from Walker Ave. to Harmony Lane.
 
Roadway Projects R22/R23:
Mr. Faught explained the progress of the proposed multi-modal path which the YMCA has agreed to place on the north part of their property.  This path would replace Roadway Projects R22/R23, eliminating the construction of a road from Clay Street to property northwest of Exit 14 southbound off ramps unless future redevelopment warrants construction.
 
The meeting ended abruptly due to another meeting scheduled in the Siskiyou Room.  Bikeways that were not discussed included (B6) Winburn Way, (B14) A Street, (B33) 8th Street, and (B35) Railroad Property, which will be reviewed at the May 16, 2012 Joint TC/PC meeting.
 
Adjournment 
Meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Jodi Vizzini, Public Works Assistant
 
 

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