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File #: 19-6938   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Governance Committee
On agenda: 9/18/2019
Posting Language: A briefing and possible action on a Council Consideration Request (CCR) from Councilmember Shirley Gonzales, District 5, requesting to immediately develop and implement a formal, year-round, sustained training program that focuses on innovative best practices for fully implementing the City’s Complete Streets and Vision Zero policies for all transportation and SA Tomorrow planning, projects, and programs. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
Attachments: 1. Proposed Complete Street Vision Zero Training CCR
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E, R.P.L.S.


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT: Proposed Complete Streets & Vision Zero Training


SUMMARY:

On August 13, 2019, Councilmember Shirley Gonzales issued a Council Consideration Request to immediately develop and implement a formal, year-round, sustained training program that focuses on innovative best practices by prioritizing safety, walking and biking to be implemented by the city's Complete Streets and Vision Zero policies for all transportation and SA Tomorrow planning, projects and programs.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

San Antonio adopted a Complete Streets Policy in 2011 and Vision Zero initiative in 2015. Additionally, San Antonio became a member city of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) in 2016. NACTO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association whose mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible, and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life. The City's Complete Streets and Vision Zero initiatives have since been reinforced by a number of public and private sector trainings. These trainings have been supported by NACTO, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Vision Zero Network, and other local agencies.

ISSUE:

The Council Consideration Request included the following eight items for consideration:

Item 1: Immediately develop and implement a formal, year-round, sustained training program that focuses on innovative best practices for fully implementing the City's Complete Streets and Vision Zero policies for all transportation and SA Tomorrow planning, projects, and programs.

Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI) has provided an emphasis on Complete Streets since the inception of the policy. Within TCI, the Transportation Planning & Programming team provides transportation planning input and recommendations as...

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