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Complete Streets Policy Summary

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Presentation of the MVRPC Complete Streets Policy.

Presentation of the MVRPC Complete Streets Policy.

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  • 1. Recommended Regional Complete Streets Policy January 6, 2011
  • 2. CommitteeCommittee • Committee of 33 plus 4 staff • Met 5 times between March and October of 2010 • After first two meetings, staff drafted policy for review • Incorporated input and comments from committee members • Voted to move policy on to public involvement at October meeting
  • 3. Draft PolicyDraft Policy • Focuses on: – MVRPC controlled STP and CMAQ funds – Access for all users – Network connectivity – Street/road design, but encourages appropriate education and enforcement – “Opportunistic” upgrades (as projects happen) – Context sensitivity/flexibility – Guidance and resources, not prescription
  • 4. ExceptionsExceptions 1. Where bikes and pedestrians are prohibited 2. Street is already “complete” 3. Cost prohibitive (over 20% of project cost) 4. Maintenance or repair only 5. Primarily traffic control devices 6. Projected ADT less than 1,000 vehicles p/day 7. Scarcity of population 8. Standards cannot be met (traffic volume, speed, constricted and fixed right-of-way)
  • 5. Implementation RecommendationsImplementation Recommendations • Begin with applications submitted in 2011 • Reflected in the Project Evaluation System • Applications must address complete streets principles or apply for an exception • If the exception is granted, application would receive all points for Question 5 • If exception is not initially granted by staff, sponsor can modify application or appeal to a CS committee
  • 6. Public InputPublic Input • Held public meeting on 11/16/2010 • Thirty-four (34) attendees, five (5) written comments • Public input period ended 11/23/2010 – received six (6) comments via web or email • Incorporated comments that were consistent with committee’s intent and clarified/improved policy • Revised policy recommended forward by TAC at December meeting
  • 7. Next StepsNext Steps • Approval by the Board – January target • Distribution to all potential applicants • Support project sponsors to incorporate policy in future applications • Implementation in 2011 funding cycle