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File #: 50738    Version: 1 Name: Supporting a 2018-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program grant for the Garver Path project.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/26/2018 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 3/20/2018 Final action: 3/20/2018
Enactment date: 3/23/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00249
Title: Supporting a 2018-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program grant for the Garver Path project.
Sponsors: David Ahrens, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. Attachment 3 - Garver Path Map.pdf, 2. Cost Estimate Detail (Garver Path) Rev.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution provides the required support to authorize the WisDOT Transportation Alternatives Grant for the Garver Path project on the City's East side. This project has not yet been explicitly included within Engineering Pedestrian & Bicycle capital improvement plan (CIP), but is anticipated to be incorporated into the next CIP request as a repurposing of the deferred Goodman Path project. If awarded, a separate resolution will authorize acceptance of the grant funds for the project.
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Supporting a 2018-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program grant for the Garver Path project.
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PREAMBLE

The City of Madison endeavors to provide its citizens with a robust, sustainable, multi-modal transportation system, including a major emphasis on bicycling and walking as viable and desirable modes of travel. The City has made major investments in bicycling and walking infrastructure and this priority is reflected in current budgets. Many of the City’s important existing bike-related infrastructure projects were successfully completed with Federal Transportation Enhancements (TE) funding participation in partnership with WisDOT, and the City continues to seek Federal funding for planned major bicycle or pedestrian infrastructure projects.

The Garver Path will connect to the existing Capital City Path at Sugar Avenue and will run northward approximately 2800 feet to Milwaukee Street where it will connect with future planned routes that will ultimately extend to Sun Prairie. The primary route of the Garver Path will connect Olbrich Park and O.B. Sherry Park while proposed secondary paths will better connect neighborhoods with parks and commercial areas. Three new developments are currently under way near the south terminus of the project that will increase the utility and use of the path. These projects include a commercial development and two mixed-use buildings, one of which includes affordable housing. The proposed path will have a 10-foot...

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