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City Council June 7, 2011 Red Arroyo Shared Use Pathway


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City Council June 7, 2011 Red Arroyo Shared Use Pathway

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