ASHLAND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
August 22, 2019
CALL TO ORDER:
Borgerson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Katharine Danner, Bruce Borgerson, Linda Peterson Adams, Joe Graf, Derrick Claypool-Barnes, Corinne Vièville, Mark Brouillard
Commissioners Absent: None
Council Liaison Absent: Julie Akins
Staff Present: Scott Fleury, Shannon Burruss, Steve MacLennan
Approval of Minutes: July 18, 2019
Commissioners Danner/Graf m/s to approve minutes as amended.
All ayes. Minutes approved.
Officer Maclennan indicated July had more accidents in 2019 than it has had historically. Of the three pedestrian incidents, the pedestrian was intoxicated in two. He was unable to locate much backstory on the cyclist incident. He noted more accidents at Ashland St and Tolman Creek Rd since timing changed at that intersection.
Bicycle Map Development audio begins at 6:10
Fleury reminded commissioners of backstory of the intent of the development of this map. City GIS staff developed the draft map including gradient, as well as existing, and planned bicycle facilities. Fleury requested input related to content prior to deciding map size. Claypool-Barnes added that a point of contention the subcommittee experienced was deciding on complexity of map. Fleury elaborated that there was disagreement of where cyclists actually ride. Claypool-Barnes spoke of including alternate routes as the main routes are along high-volume streets, decreasing cyclist safety especially for novice riders. Fleury explained that the routes are color coded based on traffic volume. Danner felt the inclusion of watershed trails was not important and decreased readability. Claypool-Barnes disagreed. Brouillard suggested the decision of whether to include mountain bike trails should be based on the final map size as inclusion of those trails on an 8.5 x 11 map makes the map unreadable. Further he suggested the commission decide on what the purpose of the map is. Claypool-Barnes felt the map should include all trails and that hammering out of these details should be done by the subcommittee. Borgerson suggested the online version of the map could include all trail data as users can expand areas. A printed copy of the map could include less information but refer users to the web version. Committee members suggested obtaining bicycle maps from other communities. Graf suggested replacement of his position on the subcommittee with someone more involved with cycling. He liked having all the trail information on the map but did not like how the trails end on the map and suggested addition of trails labelled as Ashland Watershed Bike Trails to direct users to their most relevant version of the map. Claypool-Barnes suggested a two-sided map. Brouillard does not support inclusion of bicycle shops on the map as those businesses change. Claypool-Barnes disagreed stating that it is easy to change the map. Borgerson suggested that consumers typically utilize their phones when looking for specific businesses so inclusion on the map is not necessary. Peterson-Adams supported an additional subcommittee meeting and suggested Brouillard to replace Graf.
Graf suggested the following changes to the map: