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Legislation #: 140982 Introduction Date: 11/13/2014
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON
Title: Directing the City Manager to conduct a high level road diet analysis of existing undivided four or more lane streets to determine the suitability of converting one or more of these streets into reduced lane streets via a restriping and/or resurfacing program.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/12/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/13/2014 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
12/4/2014 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
12/4/2014 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 140982

 

Directing the City Manager to conduct a high level road diet analysis of existing undivided four or more lane streets to determine the suitability of converting one or more of these streets into reduced lane streets via a restriping and/or resurfacing program.

 

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 110069 expressed the Council’s support for the concept of “Livable Streets” as a means to promote great neighborhoods, healthy and active people, and a thriving community; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has updated its Major Street Plan with a citywide traffic model which can be used to determine the feasibility of road diets; and

 

WHEREAS, a road diet is a vehicle lane reduction that often involves adding a bike lane and that can lead to improved roadway safety with no or minimal loss of service to users; and

 

WHEREAS, the Federal Highway Administration has found that road diets appeared to have minimal effects on vehicle capacity because left-turning vehicles were moved into a common two-way left-turn lane, and, for road diets with annual average daily traffic under 20,000 vehicles, traffic congestion will not increase to the point of diverting traffic to alternative routes; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City has numerous four or more lane undivided streets that may be good candidates for a road diet conversion with bike lanes; and

 

WHEREAS, the City continues to resurface streets leaving in place current lane configurations; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council desires a plan of action to convert, where appropriate, four or more lanes undivided streets to improve safety and to not miss opportunities to improve transportation options for non-motorized users; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Manager’s Office has the expertise to select the priority of undivided four or more lane streets for analysis; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council desires a record of the streets to undergo road diets so that future street resurfacing efforts result in more "Livable Streets;" NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City Manager is hereby directed to provide a high level road diet analysis of existing undivided four or more lane streets within the City to determine the suitability of converting one or more of these streets into reduced lane streets via a restriping and/or resurfacing program and to report the findings, including an explanation of interdepartmental and public participation, to the Council within 120 days.

 

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