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File #: 19-7846   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Transportation and Mobility Committee
On agenda: 10/21/2019
Posting Language: Briefing on the status of micromobility inclusion in Capital Improvement Projects. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements


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


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Informational briefing on the status of micromobility inclusion in Capital Improvement Projects.


SUMMARY:

An informational briefing will be provided on the status of micromobility inclusion in Capital Improvement Projects to include an overview of the related policies, projects completed, and approach going forward.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Included in the voter-approved 2017 Bond Program that Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI) is currently executing, there are 24 projects which include more than 18 miles of bike - or "micromobility" - facilities of which more than half will be protected or buffered from motor vehicle traffic. Similarly, the 2012 Bond Program included 14 projects that featured 14 miles of micromobility facilities, of which more than 8 miles were protected or buffered. Some examples include Hausman Road, Ray Ellison, Floyd Curl, and Huebner.

TCI approaches all street projects in a context sensitive manner, meaning that not all streets are the same, and the design of a particular project respects the land use, available right-of-way and setting of the street and surrounding areas. The City of San Antonio's Complete Streets Policy passed in 2011 is used to guide the designs of streets, sidewalks and micromobility facilities. It utilizes a checklist to assess street construction, and the policy takes into account users of all ages and abilities.

TCI combines this policy with guidance from several other sources, including:
* City of San Antonio's Bicycle Master Plan;
* Vision Zero best practices;
* National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Street Design Guide;
* American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities.

TCI also coordinates high profile projects with the Alamo Area Metro...

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