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Minutes - Transportation - 8/11/2003CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO ) COMMISSIONS MEETING SUMMARY FORM ivArvlu uF SuAxU/CVMM15~1uN: 't'ransportahon Atlv~sory Board DATG OF M~~TING: Aug 11, 2003 NAME/TELEPHONE OF PERSON PREPARING SUMMARY: Robm Madel, 303-441-4073 NAMES OF MEMBERS, COUNCIL, STAFF AND INVITED GUGSTS PRESENT: BOARD MEMB~RS -TAB: 7ohn Tayer, J~m Rettew, Brant Liebmann, Keisla Holland, Bill Rocttker STAFF - M~ke Sweeney, Bob Whttson, B~ll Fox (Fox Higgms), John Huyler (consultant), Marnt Ratzcl, Bill Cowern, Teresa Spears, Steve Stolz, Chns 7ones, Randall Rulsch, Robm Madel, secretary WHAT TYPE OF MCETING [REGULAR] Agenda Item 1- Call to Order The meetmg was called [o order at 6 03 p m Agenda Item 2- Meeting Minutes from July 14, 2003. The mmutes were approved as amended Krista Holland pomtcd out that Landon Hilliard's namc was misspelled. Krista Holland motioned to approve the minutes as amended. J~m Rettew seconded the motion. The vote was 5•0 in favor of the motion. Agenda Item 3- General Citizen Participation Michele Bishoo, 1705 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, sa~d she thmks the 17°i St pro~ect pubhc meedng summanes are pretty good and she asked the TAB [o cons~der all the opmions represented carefully Most of the netghbors are mCerested m lessemng the negative traffic ~mpacts and are opposed to anythmg that mereases traftic impaets m the neighborhood The neighborhood at Grove and 17"' St ~s at thc threshold to quahfy for receivmg traffic miugauon devices The proposed mod~fications - widcnmg the mterscctions and removmg parkmg - would require removmg trees and landscapmg and B~shop asked tf any of the affec[ed property owners have been contacted Martv Crieler, 2137 Grove St., Boulder, is m the Goss-Grove ne~ghborhood assoc~ation and said she has been workmg for years to quiet traffic on 17'n St Cngler said that some progress has bcen made and [he staff ~roposal for the 17'h St pro~ect ~s counter to that progress Crigler sa~d she would Lke a pedectr~an crossmg at 17` and Grove Parkmg removal would greatly ~mpact the ne~ghborhood which is already high density She and the neighborhood worked so hard to get the ne~ghborhood parkmg program m place and they dodt want u removed. James Feenev, Martin Acres, Boulder, said that he has been reviewmg the city of Boulder code about stdewalka The plan that the staff has for s~dewalk replacemenC ts mconsistent with the memo that the steff sent out IaeC Februazy Feency said that transportatron will no longer mstall dnveway ramps He said he ~s not clcar about the acdona of the crty coune~l with respect to the eidewalk issue Feeney said that he found out m the previous week that he would not get a new drrveway ramp and this was the first ume that he had heud that news He is askmg to have [he dec~s~on reviewed He looked at the code specifics Feency said he doesdt like not havmg a curb ramp and [here ~s enough width to get a one mch to one foot slope as requ~red by the Americans wrth Disab~lities Act. Discussion SCephany Westhus~n was there to d~scuas the s[aff's p~efeaed driveway scenario Westhusin said that m thc memo the staff senC out, the piocedure was outlmed that a sidewalk of less than s~x feet m w~dth with a rollover curb would be replaced wrth a rollovcr curb Th~s ~s a morc pedestnan-friendly alternahve The property owner ts permrtted to hire the~r owu contractor and mstall a duveway ramp at Cheir own cosC Westhusm pomted out that only peopie w~th cracked sidewalks are eligible to geC a new drrveway m the fi~st placc General Citizen Participation was closed. Agenda Item 4- Public hearing and TAB recommendation on the Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan. Bob Whilson, Bill Fox and 7ohn Huylcr d~scussed the pro~cct Bob Whitson provided a buef background of the pco~ect 7ohn Huyler discuesed the public proeess ~nvolved m bnngmg the pro~ect to wmplet~on Bob Whitson discusscd the map with respect [o proposed streets, b~ke underpasscs, wetland concerns, open space issues especially around the ra~lroad tracks and the defimdon of a transit super stop B~ll Fox discussed the polimes sect~on and the abil~ty to amend the plan Citizen Participation Transportauoro Advrsory Board Summary Mueutes July 14, 2003 Page 1 rncre was none Citizen Participation was closed. The TAB members providcd their mpul on the plan mcludmg potential lanc reducdon along Arapahoe John Tayer said that he thmks u ~s a grcat, progiessive step and the p~bhc process and documentauon are very important im Rettew motioned approval of the Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan. Krista Holland seconded the motion. The vote was 5-0 in favor of the motion. Agenda Item 5 - Matters From Staff: • Mami Ratzel, Bill Cowern and Teresa Soeacs discussed the 17°i St pro~ect Spears diacussed the public process that the etaff conducted Thc staff has been evaluatmg threc issues that came out of the public meehngs safety, parkmg issues and cost of improvements Cowern discussed the three issues from a non-bike perspcct~ve Cowcrn diswssed proposed changes at the curve of Umversity Ave, mto 17'" St and proposed h~aff~c miugauon devices The transportaGOn staff has been workmg closely w~th the fire depar[ment and the police department to receive the~r support on proposed devices. Ratzel discussed the proposed b~ke improvements Ratzel prov~ded case swdies for similar areas m the city that the staff has dealt wuh The TAB asked qucsuons and provided feedback on the issues The TAB asked for spec~5c mformahon [o be brought back when [he issue is presen[ed for a publ~c hearmg at the November 2003 TAB meepng • Randall Rutsch discussed the drafr of the TMP Update TAB members made spectfic comments about the document The board member comments were generally positrve al[hough one board member suggested an alternative layout of [he document The TMP update will be presented for a publ~c hearmg at the September 2003 TAB meetmg • Randall Rutsch brieIly d~scussed the TIP pro~ects which will be presented for a public heanng at the September 2003 TAB meedng Thc staff had not ye[ rcceived the aubmittal cnleria but will make any necessary ad~ustments to the submittals when those are received on Aug 22, 2003 • Mike Sweenev discussed the 28th-30°i St Plan that the Plannmg Dcpar[ment is workmg on The rtem was supposed to be presented as a Ma[ter from Staff but is bemg substanhally rev~sed based on mput from [he mry council The staff chose Co present the item m a more complete form once the changes have 6een made • M~ke Swcenev gave an update on the Trans~t Village He said that the staff is proceedmg wrth the pro~ect and w~ll brmg a substanpve update to the TAB at the October 2003 meetmg Sweeney sa~d Yhat the property owner of the site under cons~derat~on has expressed an mterest m an area [ha[ is located ncar tlie Crty Mumcipal Services Center Bot that area is also slated as a site for future expanston of Che Valmont Park s~CC The staff is workmg out the detatls with the properry owncr • M~ke Sweenev gave an update about the Ecopass program. A compromise has been reached between the RTD staff and the stakeholders group The ne~ghborhood pass price will mcrease by 14% m 2004-5 The busmess pass pnce w~ll mcrease by 13% m 2004-5 There will be some servtce level changes m Boulder With mcreased transrt service, the pass ~s more expensivc The areas nnpacted by th~s are along Broadway south of downtown and east of downtown nor[h of Grove St RTD w~ll collecl data at the fare box for two yeazs and then will reevaluate the progeam The RTD board will vote on the staff recommendahon on Aug. 19, 2003 • Robm Madel asked the board about changmg the procedure for producmg mechng mmutes The new procedure will cons~st of typmg expanded summary mmutes and postmg tapes of the meehngs on the Web site. The board agreed that this would be an appropuate procedure Matters From the Board: • John Taver asked the board about the mmutes from the board re[reat Krista Holland provided some mpuC about the notes Thc four board members that attended thc retreat sa~d [haC the mmutes were acwrate and all the board members agreed to abide by [hc mmutes • 7ohn Taver asked the TAB members to choose boards and comm~ssions wrthm the city that the members could do some outreach The followmg is wha[ each member decided Holland - YOAB, WRAB, Ret[ew - DMC, PB, Rocttker - UGID, CHAT, Uebmann - OSAB, BURA, Tayer - EAB, PRAB • Kusta Holland asked about the b~ke awareness signage and thc sta[us of mcludmg rt on the To-Do hs[ Transportatton Advisory Board Summary Mmutes July 14, 2003 Page 2 • Kr~sta Holland expiessed concern that [he board had not addressed the 9'" St. resident comments about brmgmg NTMP changes to lheu neighborhood Mike Sweeney said thal stall had already iesponded to [hc residents bu[ the res~den[s are askmg the TAB to mtervene on the ~ssue The board has already grven an answer to the issue of proceedmg with the NTMP progrem wiChoul fundmg Swecney said that the restdents understand but dodt agree with the responses they have rece~ved Trom the staff and boaid members • Bill Roetkker asked to have a briefmg fiom the plannmg staff about Che Gunbarrcl Commumty Center Plan that will be commg before the Plannmg Board and Ciry Counc~l m the fall • Bill Roetkker said tha[ Westcor has been meeung with c~v~c groups abou[ Crossroads redevclopment Roettker said he thmks it would be useful to provide transit usa~e mfoimation around the corridor to the developar. • Bill Roetkker sa~d that, as a member of the Boulder County Reg~onal Transu Comm~ttee, hc was mvued to a recepGOn on Aug ] 4, 2003 to celebrate the start of the US 36 Ma~or Investment Study Environmantal Impaet Statement Agenda Item 6- Discussion of Future Meeting Agenda The Sept 8, 2003 meeting will mclude pubhc heann~s regardmg the TMP, TIP pro~ect submittals and the BVRC Connect~ons Plan Agenda Item 7 - Adjournment Jim Rettew mationed to adjourn the mecting. Krista Holland seconded the motion. The vote was 5-0 in favor of the motion. The meehng was ad~ourned at 9 48 p m Date, Time, and Location of Next Meeting: ' Sept, 8, 2003, 6 00 p m Transportahon Advisory Board regular mee[mg, Mumcipal Buildmg Council Chambcrs Mmutes approved on 9/~ ~~ By Transpor tatwn Advisory Boai d Summary Manutes July 14, 2003 Pagc 3