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File #: 40959    Version: 1 Name: Amending the Common Council’s Adopted School Crossing Protection Criteria.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2015 In control: EDUCATION COMMITTEE
On agenda: 1/5/2016 Final action: 1/5/2016
Enactment date: 1/5/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00032
Title: Amending the Common Council’s Adopted School Crossing Protection Criteria.
Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble, Paul E. Skidmore, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. SchXng Protect Criteria 2015-Final proposal.pdf, 2. SchXng Protect Criteria 2015-Changes made.pdf, 3. SchXing Criteria 1990-Current.pdf

Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact at this time. Future decisions regarding crossing guard staffing will be subject to Council approval.

Title

Amending the Common Council’s Adopted School Crossing Protection Criteria.

Body

WHEREAS, The Common Council adopted School Crossing Protection Criteria was most recently amended in 1990 ; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Commission requested a review of the criteria to compare Madison’s criteria for assigning and discontinuing Adult School Crossing Guards with recommendations from the Safe Routes to School movement and from peer communities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Commission at their October 27, 2015 meeting recommended changes to the hazard rating point assignments  for the following factors - Number of Elementary School Children Crossing, Vehicle Speed, and Safety; and

 

WHEREAS, the Design Stopping Distances used to determine the Sight Distance factor have been changed by ASSHTO; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Commission recommended inclusion in the School Crossing Protection Criteria an explanation of the process used to request new Adult School Crossing Guards and to recommend the discontinuance of an Adult School Crossing Guard Assignment; and

 

WHEREAS the School Crossing Protection Criteria, amended December 2015 reflects these changes recommended by the Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Commission;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Crossing Protection Criteria, amended December 2015, be adopted by the Common Council.