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04/18/2022 - Minutes SALT LAKE CITY BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE Minutes of the April 18, 2022 Meeting BAC Members Present for this meeting were Ashley Lodmell, Daniel Houpt, David Parrott, Gabriela Knudson,Josalyn Bates, Martin Cuma, Patrick Casey, and Sarah Johnson. BAC Members Absent for this meeting Joshua Poppel, Rachel Manko, and Sam Janse. Also present were Amy Lyons, Jenn Diederich, Cindy Lou Trishman, Dave Iltis, Tom Millar, Lara Handwerker, Robert Stewart, Dan Adams, Shane Marshall, and Julianne Sabula. The meeting was held electronically via WebEx and was called to order at 5:04 p.m.by Martin Cuma. Martin welcomed everyone and read the anchor statement. Approval of Minutes Motion: Martin Cuma moved to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2022 meeting. David Parrott seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Public Comment— Dave Iltis said 30o West is getting repaved and between North Temple and 600 North there is plenty of room for bike lanes. He said it's an utter failure by SLC Transportation and by UDOT not to be planning for buffered bike lanes or any bike lanes for that matter given that it's right next to a high school. It's overbuilt right now, the lanes are 14 feet wide,the speed is high and bike lanes do start at 600 North and go all the way to North Salt Lake. This would be a good thing to do, and he honestly doesn't understand why SLC Transportation lets UDOT push them around and bully them into not having bike lanes on roads. There are bike lanes on Redwood Road, and on boo East for a stretch and over a bridge over I-15 but unless he's missing something,he thinks all the other UDOT roads in SLC have no bike lanes whatsoever. Perhaps someone from BAC could bring someone in from UDOT to discuss that. UDOT did come into the TAB meeting to discuss this and the person that came was grossly misinformed on how UDOT works and said they don't have bike lanes because they take their marching orders from the legislature and the legislature hasn't said they want bike lanes on 30o West or a bus lane on 30o West which is false in how government works in the separation of executive and legislative branches. He was also talking about UDOT doing a repave on some of State Street soon and there really needs to be better bike facilities on UDOT roads. Secondly, if anyone has any bike month events to share, if they could email those to him at dave@cyclingutah.com, he can add them to the state bicycle calendar for the month since Cycling Utah maintains that calendar. Martin said 300 West is an arterial road that should have bike lanes. He is quickly trying to find the bike master plan and see if that road has bike lanes in the master plan and he doesn't see them there. Dave said it's not on the master plan to have bike lanes but that shouldn't preclude having them there because there is plenty of room and the master plans are guidance not absolutes. Martin personally agrees that roads like this should Page 1 of 3 TAB/BAC 04-18-2022 Minutes have bike lanes, every arterial should have bike lanes to separate bicyclists from cars so he will follow up with Lara to get someone from UDOT to BAC in one of the next few meetings. Committee Announcements &Updates Sarah asked as a new member of the Committee, how to best participate in the meeting. Today she is observing and would appreciate any advice. Martin said observing is great but feel free to comment if she would like. Avenues Street Resurfacings Tom Millar, SLC Transportation Tom showed a map of a couple of different projects he's working on in the Avenues neighborhood. There are some streets that will be slurry sealed this summer which usually takes about a day. Major striping changes aren't typically made with a slurry seal,but minor changes can be done. This will happen on B Street between 1st Avenue and 11th Avenue, on 11th Avenue from B Street to Terrace Hills, on Terrace Hills from 11th Avenue all the way to the top, and on 3rd Avenue between E Street and Virginia Street. All of them except for B Street currently have bike lanes and parking on both sides and all of them have bus routes except for Terrace Hills. On Virginia Street, there will be a full reconstruction in 2 years from South Temple to 11th Avenue by Popperton Park. With that reconstruct, there is the opportunity to significantly change the design if desired. Even though these projects are happening at different times, he is collecting feedback for both right now and wanted to be sure to give BAC the opportunity to provide comments on any of those streets. Tom would also appreciate if they would spread the word with their networks. Martin feels strongly that there needs to be an uphill bike lane on Virginia Street,he thinks it is imperative and is the least that should be done. Tom said there is officially one Avenues block worth of bike lane going uphill on E street but none of the others have that so it would be a significant contribution to the cycling network. Martin said speaking of B Street, he doesn't think it is too busy and it is one of the streets that is more natural to take up and asked if it could be a neighborhood byway. Tom said it has too many cars and busses to qualify as a neighborhood byway and it has a lot of parking on both sides of the street which constrains their options as well. Tom will email the link to comment to the Committee along with some additional information that can be shared with their networks. UDOT I-15 Environmental Impact Statement Dan Adams and Shane Marshall, Horrocks Engineers Shane introduced himself and Dan and went over the purpose of the study,what they have gathered to date as far as data, stakeholder engagement and their public involvement phase where there are opportunities to give them feedback. UDOT would like to improve quality of life through transportation. Their quality-of-life framework has four outcomes which are better mobility, good health, connected communities, and a strong economy. UDOT wants to deliver on that mission through this environmental impact statement. They went over some details of the study process and the different phases. It is anticipated that this study will be completed in the beginning of 2024. They really want to get feedback on how people experience the corridor and thoughts and ideas on how it could be improved. The formal comment period is from April 11th to May 13th and comments can be submitted online at www.il5eis.udot.utah.gov or by email at i15eis@utah.gov and anyone needing special accommodations to make a comment can call 385-220-5797. Although there is a formal comment period, they Page 2 of 3 TAB/BAC 04-18-2022 Minutes would like to hear feedback anytime regardless of whether it is within that formal comment period and encouraged the members to share this information with anyone they feel would be interested. The Committee members were very interested in this project and had many questions and comments. Hybrid Meeting Discussion and Decision Cindy Lou Trishman, SLC Recorder's Office Cindy Lou introduced herself and answered a question from Martin regarding rules on sub-committees. She then explained what options the Committee has regarding in- person, electronic or hybrid meetings. The Committee decided they would like to prepare and review a new meeting policy allowing electronic meetings. This will be on the May agenda for review, discussion, and possible adoption. Subcommittee Report Outs, Mayor's Bike to Work Day Update Committee Members A document was sent to the Committee members regarding Bike Month. Dave Iltis said he put a ton of events on the document that have happened in the past. If anyone wants to try and sponsor one of those events, he can add it to the online Bike Month calendar to make sure the public is updated. He asked about the Mayor's Bike to Work day and Lara said it is being planned for May 17th,but she doesn't have many more details at this time. They are planning to encourage everyone to visit their favorite local businesses during the national bike to work week. Once the Mayor's Office has set a starting location, a bike route will be created and information regarding the event will be pushed out to the public. Dave asked about bicycle pitstops and whether other Mayors within SL County will be encouraged to participate in the Mayor's Bike to Work Day. Lara said there aren't going to be any bicycle pitstops this year due to a lack of staffing and that the SLC Mayor's office may take the lead in inviting other Mayors to participate in the Bike to Workday once a route has been determined. Martin asked the Committee members to review the BAC goals that were sent out and they will take time to vote on them in a future meeting so they can have more oversight over what they are doing and whether they are following the goals they have set. Vice-Chair Election Committee Members, SLC Transportation Lara explained the duties and time commitment of the BAC Vice-Chair. Danny volunteered to take on this duty with the understanding that he is not always available to attend the TAB meetings. Martin said they would work with the TAB Chair so someone would attend the meeting if Danny were not available to keep continued communication between the two groups. Motion: Martin Cuma moved to appoint Daniel Houpt as the Vice-Chair. David Parrott seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Motion: Martin Cuma motioned to adjourn the meeting; Josalyn Bates seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 6:37 p.m. Approved by Committee 05-16-22 Page 3 of 3 TAB/BAC 04-18-2022 Minutes