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File #: 46832    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing City Traffic Engineering to perform a pilot study of an eastbound (contra-flow) bike lane on E. & W. Wilson Street between King Street and S. Hamilton Street.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 4/11/2017 In control: PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE/MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION
On agenda: 4/18/2017 Final action: 5/2/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Authorizing City Traffic Engineering to perform a pilot study of an eastbound (contra-flow) bike lane on E. & W. Wilson Street between King Street and S. Hamilton Street.
Attachments: 1. FW_ Wilson Street Bike Counter Flow.pdf, 2. dp2017_Wilson St-Hamilton to King Contra Flow Bike Lane.pdf, 3. ITEM G.1. Registrartion Statements.pdf
Fiscal Note
In the adopted 2017 capital budget Engineering Major Streets has budgeted $1.5 million for the replacement of existing pavement on Wilson Street from Hamilton Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The proposed resolution authorizes a pilot study of the roadway at an estimated cost of $8,000 which is sufficiently planned for in the authorized project budget.

MUNIS:
11459-402-170

Title
Authorizing City Traffic Engineering to perform a pilot study of an eastbound (contra-flow) bike lane on E. & W. Wilson Street between King Street and S. Hamilton Street.
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PREAMBLE

The City is proposing to reconstruct W. Wilson Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to S. Hamilton Street. The reconstruction project is proposed to be bid in 2017 with construction planned for 2018. The proposed project was discussed at two public informational meetings (Feb 21, 2017 & Mar 20, 2017). The proposed project was also presented to the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motor Vehicle Commission at two meetings (Feb 22, 2017 & Mar 28, 2017). A public hearing was also held before the Board of Public Works on Apr 5, 2017.

Through the public input process there was a significant amount of discussion regarding improving the bike facilities on the street. In order to do so, all of the parking and loading zones would need to be removed on the south side of W. Wilson St. and some parking and loading zones modified on the North side of Wilson St. The input received has been mostly split on the issue, so it is proposed that a pilot study of the eastbound bike lane be performed in 2017 to determine the feasibility of removing the parking and loading zones on the south side of W. Wilson St. in order to install an improved bike facility.

Although the limits of the reconstruction project on W. Wilson Street are from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to S. Hamilton Street, it is desired to extend the pilot study along E. Wilson Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to King Street, to ful...

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