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File #: 21-92    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/29/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: Downtown Slow Zone Discussion PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide information on current speed data, enforcement practices, and allow for discussion of the downtown slow zone concept.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Slow Zone Staff Memo, 2. Attachment B - Map of Posted Speed Limits, 3. Attachment C - Map of Speed Data Collected, 4. Attachment D - Map of Speed Limit Compliance Rates, 5. Attachment E - Map of Street Maintenance Responsibilities
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 Downtown Slow Zone Discussion 

PURPOSE:   The purpose of this agenda item is to provide information on current speed data, enforcement practices, and allow for discussion of the downtown slow zone concept. 

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DEPARTMENT:  Planning, Police, Public Works 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Zachary Hallock, 919-918-7329, zhallock@townofcarrboro.org <mailto:zhallock@townofcarrboro.org>; Tina Moon, 919-91807325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org <mailto:cmoon@townofcarrboro.org>; Trish McGuire, 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org <mailto:pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org>; Chief Chris Atack, 919-918-7408, catack@townofcarrboro.org <mailto:catack@townofcarrboro.org>; Joe Guckavan, 919-918-7427, jguckavan@townofcarrboro.org  

 

INFORMATION:      

 

In response to renewed local interest in a Downtown Slow Zone and other pedestrian safety issues, staff reached out to NCDOT about this topic. A meeting between NCDOT and town staff from multiple departments was held on March 19, 2021.

 

A staff memo providing background information and a draft summary of the discussion with NCDOT can be found as Attachment A.

 

Supporting maps and data are included as attachments:
Attachment B - Posted Speed Limits
Attachment C - Town Collected Speed Data
Attachment D - Speed Limit Compliance Rate
Attachment E - Street Maintenance

 

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT:  There is no impact associated with this discussion. 

 

RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommend council review the associated information and provide additional direction to staff.