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08/17/2020 - Minutes SALT LAKE CITY BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECEIVED Minutes of the August 17, 2020 Meeting OCT 06 2020 CITY RECORDER Present from the Bicycle Advisory Committee were Daniel Houpt, David Parrott, Jacquelyn Thiel, Josalyn Bates, Joshua Poppel, Martin Cuma, Todd Hadden and Zachary Anderson. Absent from the Bicycle Advisory Committee were David Brooks, Elicia Cardenas, Gabriela Knudson and Nathan Anderson. Also present were Amy Lyons, Lara Handwerker, Ginger Cannon,Alex, Becka Roolf, Will Becker, Susan Lundmark, Julianne Sabula, and Hugh Van Wagenen. The meeting was held electronically via WebEx and was called to order at 5:ii p.m.by Zachary Anderson. Welcome and Introduction of Members and Guests —Zachary welcomed everyone. Approval of Minutes—Approval of the June minutes was postponed until the next meeting to give the Committee Members a chance to review them. Public Comment —Zach and Lara discussed ways to increase participation in this digital format. They will be calling on each member after presentations are given to be sure everyone has a chance to give their input. This may take more time,but they would rather have good participation on fewer topics than no participation on more topics. Martin began commuting to the U of U again and the sprinklers in Sunnyside Park are sprinkling the roads and sidewalks again. There were some changes when this was mentioned last year but they need adjusting again. He would appreciate if the City would work with them to correct this. Updates from the University of Utah Ginger Cannon Ginger gave a presentation on the engineering and planning part of some bicycle connectivity and infrastructure projects around the U of U. There has been significant progress in that area in the last year and in addition to that,the school semester begins next week. Students are moving back to campus and classes are resuming in a hybrid model which includes both in person and virtual classes, all of which will switch to remote learning after the Thanksgiving recess. She shared the GIS infrastructure map and went through completed projects as well as projects that are still in progress. The Bike/Ped path along Mario Capecchi Drive has been completed and connects South Campus Drive to the 1900 East intersection. Since UDOT put on street bike lanes on Mario Capecchi Drive, there are now on street and off-street options. They have moved Page i of 3 BAC Minutes 2020—08-17-20 forward with Wasatch Drive which includes a roundabout and a dedicated bike lane on both sides of the roadway, including around the roundabout. A connection along Arapeen Drive all the way over to Pollock Rd in Fort Douglas is currently in progress. This will be a paved bike/ped pathway, and they are hoping to begin construction as early as this year. UDOT, SLC and the U of U are working together to redesign the intersection of Mario Capecchi Drive and North Campus Medical Drive. It adds safer pedestrian crossing and was able to be accomplished in part, with the support of the BAC. The design is still being finalized but Ginger anticipates this will be a multi-use path following Medical Drive all the way up to the hospital entrance. There will also be improvements on the north side of the road to make better bike/ped connections to the new Huntsman facilities that are now being built. The University Health leadership has provided funding to build five secure bike parking areas within the Health Sciences campus and one at the Sugar House Community Clinic. These rooms have been designed and will all be covered and secure within a parking structure. Ginger said there are conceptual plans to continue a path along Mario Capecchi Drive to where TRAX may potentially be. There are buildings currently under construction so they aren't sure where those connections may be. In partnership with several other agencies, there was a U of U Campus Mobility Hub Study looking at the university area to see what some of the best locations for a mobility hub would be. This study was just completed and will hopefully be released to the public soon. She showed the Committee one of the conceptual designs and the three preferred sites. She wanted the BAC to be aware that the study is complete and hopes there will be a future presentation around what was concluded when the analysis is done. Presentation on Zoo E, 400 E, 500 E Bikeways Becka Roolf, SLC Transportation Becka gave a history of the bicycle treatments that have been tried on specific streets in the Liberty Wells area which included, 300 East, 400 East, 500 East, 600 East and 700 East. There has been some discussion about what those bikeway designs should be. She gave a presentation with a map showing how all those streets interact together and what is planned for implementation in the fall. After deciding to restore narrow bike lanes both directions on 300 East last year to make it consistent, the Transportation Division decided to consider a southbound bike lane on 400 East to complement the 50o East northbound bike lane. The bike lane on 400 East will be added this fall, with parking remaining the same on both sides of the street. 400 East and 50o East will then have full-width bike lanes, with the other direction on each street with shared lane markings. She showed drawings of the lane striping.This gives people choices as to which design they prefer to ride. Two section of 50o East will also be improved this year: goo South to 1300 South has recently received bike lanes in both directions. After the 500 East reconstruction project ends around Thanksgiving, i7oo South to Hollywood will be striped like i3oo S to 1700 S: a northbound bike lane with southbound shared lane. South of Hollywood(197o South)will be bike lanes both directions to the City line at 2700 South. Becka said the signal at 2100 South and 500 East is the reason to bring it back together. There is no signal at 400 East and the City wants to give people an option to come back over to 500 East or 300 East for a signalized crossing of 2100 South. 600 East will remain a neighborhood byway, with Page 2 of 3 BAC Minutes 2020-08-17-20 improvements to the crossings at 1700 S and 800 S going in this fall. People who want to ride fast can ride in bike lanes next to fast traffic on boo East. Danny said he uses this area a lot and is fan of these plans. Martin said this plan was great and asked if there are plans for a continuation to the north, north of 90o South to have a connection to downtown. Becka said there are possible future routes but no immediate opportunity to do that and gave alternate ideas to connect to downtown. Joshua loves to see the different options, it's the best way to accommodate a lot of riders and riding styles. He prefers to go faster and has been riding up 700 East. He's having trouble with people putting their garbage cans in the bike lane. He would like to put that on the agenda at some point so they can talk about that as well as several other cycling issues. Becka said Transportation can put in a request through the Sustainability Division asking them to post informational flyers on the garbage cans. Ginger said trash cans can be reported through SLC Mobile. Zachary thinks this is great and likes the double lane on 30o East and the combination of north/south lanes being only a block away. Ballpark Station Project Susan Lundmark,SLC Transportation Susan is leading the Ballpark Station Area Plan which is being funded by a grant through WFRC. They will be looking at connections, pedestrian and cyclist comfort as well as sidewalks. The area being looked at is specifically right around the TRAX station but also includes the ballpark area and out to 30o West. The selection committee will be meeting this week to make their final choice on a consultant. She wanted to inform the Committee that this project is imminent and she will reaching out to them again as well as residents, employees and people who use that TRAX station and the ballpark to see what they would like to see in the area. goo West California Avenue Intersection Improvements Will Becker, SLC Transportation Will is working on a project to make improvements to the intersection at 90o West and California Avenue. The public can look at the following link and take a survey there to give their ideas: https://www.slc.gov/transportation/2020/07/08/9oowest/. The focus is making improvements for people walking and biking there. It is an interesting intersection because there are two major streets running through the neighborhood and there are a lot of community destinations at or near, especially for families and children. There are bike lanes on both of those streets,but they also see quite a bit of vehicle traffic moving through the neighborhood to access other parts of the city. He would like as much feedback as possible and encouraged everyone to share the website. He will use that information for a draft design which he will share with the Committee at their next meeting. Lara let the Committee know that the Typologies survey has been extended to the end of the month and asked the Committee to spread the word about that as well. Motion: Zachary Anderson motioned to adjourn the meeting; Todd Hadden seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 6:2o p.m. Page 3 of 3 BAC Minutes 2020—08-17-20