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File #: 17-380    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/2/2018 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/9/2018 Final action:
Title: Transportation Topics: Bicycle Friendly Community Application, Bike Plan and Related Infrastructure PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item to provide the Board with an opportunity to discuss progress towards an application for upgrading the Town's Bicycle Friendly Community status, including the bike plan update and possible infrastructure improvements, and associated cost implications.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Carrboro Report Card, 2. Attachment B - Bike Ped Planning Grant Overview 2017, 3. Attachment C - BOA Minutes_2-21-2017
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Transportation Topics: Bicycle Friendly Community Application, Bike Plan and Related Infrastructure
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item to provide the Board with an opportunity to discuss progress towards an application for upgrading the Town's Bicycle Friendly Community status, including the bike plan update and possible infrastructure improvements, and associated cost implications.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327

INFORMATION: During the last several months, the Board of Aldermen has received information on transportation issues and projects, including efforts to seek gold status with the Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) program's upcoming application cycle. At the March 17, 2015 regular meeting, the Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution accepting the Town's designation as a silver level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) and pledging its commitment to pursuing gold status at the next application cycle in 2018. Using the Town's report card (Attachment A), staff has been working with an intern to identify areas noted as needing improvement-big-ticket items as well as "low hanging fruit." One of the most substantial undertakings, in terms of time and money, would be an update to the Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan (http://www.townofcarrboro.org/737/Bike-Plan). In November, staff submitted an application for the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian and Transportation Planning Branch 2018 planning grant cycle to receive funding for that effort. Award notification is anticipated for March and, if selected, staff would proceed with an RFQ for transportation engineering consulting services to guide the plan update and associated BFC application (Attachment B).

Comprehensive bicycle transportation plans include a combination of educational recommendations and policy and infrastructure recommendations that inform priorities for requests for transpo...

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