ASHLAND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
November 19th, 2020 .
CALL TO ORDER: 6:02pm
Commissioners Present: Mark Brouillard, Joe Graf, Corinne Vièville, Linda Peterson Adams, Katharine Danner, Bruce Borgerson, Derrick Claypool-Barnes
Commissioners Not Present- None
Council Liaison Not Present: Julie Akins
Staff Present: Scott Fleury, Shannon Burruss
Guests Present: Gary Shaff
Peterson Adams announces zero emission vehicle incentive programs have begun, a voucher can be picked up from local bike shops that gives City program discounts for the purchase of ebikes, also incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles. Visit Ashland.or.us/ev for more information.
Approval of Minutes October 15th, 2020:
Call for amendment to add Derrick Claypool-Barnes as present.
Danner motions to approve, Brouillard seconds.
Commissioners approve minutes as amended.
All ayes. Minutes approved.
Officer MacLennan not Present, no report given.
Bicycle Boulevard- Residential Speed Limit 20 MPH vs 25 MPH Discussion- Presented by Gary Shaff, presentation slides included in agenda packet. Commission asks questions of Mr. Shaff and discusses the 20 vs. 25mph for local residential roads. Shaff requested Commission representation on the “20 is plenty” subcommittee with members of the Climate Policy Commission. Brouillard agrees to represent the Commission on the subcommittee with consensus of Commission.
Vansant Street Yield to Stop Change- Email from Harvey A. Meier regarding the placement of a ‘Stop’ sign at the intersection of Vansant and West Nevada where there is currently a ‘Yield’ sign. Fleury presents requirements for traffic control warrants as outlined in the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the City’s own traffic control regulation resolution (memo in agenda packet). Commission discusses and instructs City Staff to respond via email that no action is currently warranted, but the Commission will be accessing traffic conditions in the vicinity after the new subdivision is constructed adjacent to Billings Ranch.
Water Street Traffic Calming- Staff presents data collection information with respect to the traffic calming program. Data collected and compared to the program shows now further action warranted per the scoring criteria. Commission discusses details of the request and associated data. Communications between staff and property owner making request were included in agenda packet. Commission instructs staff to respond via email that per the traffic calming program no further action is warranted at this time.
Discuss current action item list- Fleury updates Commission on Action Item list found in agenda packet. Commission requests “20 is Plenty” subcommittee work be added to the action item list and a future review of Railroad District parking restrictions previously implemented.
FOLLOW UP ITEMS
Terrace Street Traffic Calming Program-Property Owner Letter- Commission discusses new information presented by Leigh Hood (contained in agenda packet) and instructs City Staff to respond via email and to gather additional traffic metrics as per the Traffic Calming Program.
Faith Avenue- Traffic Calming Program- Email from Kat Smith to staff received initial petition for traffic calming on Faith Ave., no action required staff will initiate data collection and keep Commission informed as process moves forward.
Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Presentation (2024-2027)- Staff gave a brief overview regarding the development of the 2024-2027 STIP funding allocation challenges being vetted by the Oregon Transportation Commission. Attached to the packet was a slide deck recently presented by ODOT at a Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation Meeting on the challenges and concepts for funding allocations. The OTC is taking public comment and a link to a public survey was previously forwarded to the Commission.
COMMISSION OPEN DISCUSSION-
FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS
Bike Map Subcommittee
Street Capital Improvement Plan (Budget Process)
Street User Fee/Gas Tax (Budget Process)
Demand Response Microtransit pilot project update
Bus Pass Program
ADJOURNMENT: @ 8:00pm
Permit Technician-Engineering and Public Works