City Council June 7, 2011 Red Arroyo Shared Use Pathway
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City Council June 7, 2011 Red Arroyo Shared Use Pathway City Council June 7, 2011 Red Arroyo Shared Use Pathway Presentation Transcript

  • City Council
    June 7, 2011
  • Background
    Transportation Enhancement (TE) program provides funds to expand & enhance transportation experience through choices
    TE funds have been used for Historic Santa Fe Depot, Pedestrian Mallway, and Concho River Visitors Center Trail
    City nominated Red Arroyo Shared-Use Pathway (R-SUP) in December 2009 under Transportation Enhancement program
    On July 30, 2010 City was awarded $3,199,312 by Texas Transportation Commission for project
    City’s contribution $799,828 or (20%) of project cost
    Total project cost is $3,999,140
  • Analysis
    R-SUP is a multi-use pathway that will extend throughout City; will have off-shoots and connections to various areas
    Segment extends from Knickerbocker Road to Sherwood Way, approximately 3.7 miles in length, fourteen feet wide
    Amenities include drinking fountains, benches, parking areas, and restroom facilities
    Red Arroyo trail will develop under-utilized area with great potential and preserve natural environment
    Pathway will be available and accessible to everyone and will benefit entire community
  • Analysis (cont’d)
    Provide several uses for public with low impact on surrounding neighborhoods and areas
    Will serve as buffer for environment by preserving native flora and fauna and by utilizing existing scenery
    Use natural surroundings, solar energy sources, vegetation that does not require lots of water
    Maintained for the enjoyment and education of San Angelo’s citizens and visitors of all ages, genders, etc
    Serves 5 functions: Transportation, Recreation, Education, Health Sustainability, and Economic Development
  • Transportation, Recreation, Education
    Enhance existing transportation by connecting major traffic generators, collector, and residential streets
    Provide access to variety of uses including retail, activity center, churches, parks, entertainment, major employers
    Will be used by cyclists and runners and will encourage physical activity in safer recreational environment
    Located in vicinity of schools and library; will provide cultural programs – hands-on wildlife, aquatic, historical education
    Future grants could supplement “pocket” areas along route
  • Health Sustainability & Economic Development
    Promote healthy active living by providing place to walk and relax or partake in leisure activities
    Benefit mind & body, help lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol, reduce obesity, health-related issues
    Promote economic development and contribute to local economy by attracting tourists and visitors
    Draw new residents to city; markets City’s ability to attract and retain employees and businesses
    Consistent with many of San Angelo’s Plans: Parks & Recreation, RC, Bike-Ped, Comprehensive Land Use
  • Red Arroyo
  • Red Arroyo Shared-Use Pathway
  • Summary
    Improves area and provides useful and alternative means of travel from one part of city to another
    Achieves City’s goal of expanding and increasing bicycle and pedestrian possibilities
    Offers citizens opportunity to feel comfortable traveling in a more sustainable fashion
    Catalyst for future pathway extensions along Red Arroyo and other trails and paths in City
    Once complete R-SUP will link neighborhoods, parks, bike-ped trails, and transportation systems together
  • Financial Impact
    City to provide local match of $799,828 or 20% of total project costs and overrun costs. Possible funding sources:
    • Stormwater - $400,000-$500,000
    • South Concho Park - $325,000
    • Outside Organization(s)- $125,000
    Some work activities required for construction of R-SUP will be completed along river in conjunction with stormwater; would reduce City’s contribution
    Local match gives City unique opportunity to leverage $3.2 million in federal funds to develop underutilized area
  • Recommendation
    City staff recommends adopting a Resolution by the San Angelo City Council accepting funds from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Transportation Enhancement Program; authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute an Advance Funding Agreement with TxDOT for a Transportation Enhancement (TE) Project described as Red Arroyo Shared-Use Pathway that provides for the division of costs and responsibilities associated with the design and construction of the project; and, authorizing City to provide local matching funds.
    November 2009, City agreed to fund project if awarded
    Advanced Funding Agreement must be executed before July 30, 2011. Payment of $10,432 due within 30 days of AFA submission
    Use available resources for AFA payment
    Remainder of local match is due 60 days prior to construction contact being advertised for bids or before April 2014
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