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10/18/2021 - Agenda Packet - Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory BoardCollege Station, TX Meeting Agenda Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory Board 1101 Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840 Internet: https://zoom.us/j/88105116674 Phone: 888 475 4499 and Webinar ID: 881 0511 6674 The City Council may or may not attend this meeting. October 18, 2021 3:00 PM Council Chambers College Station, TX Page 1 This meeting will offer both in-person and remote participation following both the City’s Guidelines for in-person, virtual attendance, and the speaker protocol in the agenda. The city uses a third-party vendor to help host the meeting and if the call-in number is not functioning access will be through the internet link only. 1.Call meeting to order and consider absence requests. 2.Hear Visitors. Speaker Protocol: An individual who wishes to address the Board regarding any item on the Regular Agenda, shall register with the Board Secretary prior to 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting. To register, the individual must provide a name and phone number by calling 979.764.5044 or emailing gfuentes@cstx.gov prior to 12 p.m. To submit written comments to the Board, email gfuentes@cstx.gov and they will be distributed to the Board. Upon being called to speak, an individual must state their name and city of residence, including the state of residence if the city is located out of state. Speakers are encouraged to identify their College Station neighborhood geographic location. Each speaker's remarks are limited to three (3) minutes. Any speaker addressing the Board through the use of a translator may speak for six (6) minutes. At the (3) minute mark, the Board Secretary will announce that the speaker must conclude their remarks. 3.Agenda Items 3.1.Consideration, discussion, and possible action to approve meeting minutes. Attachments:1.September 13, 2021 3.2.Presentation and discussion regarding the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Advisory Board calendar of upcoming meetings: November 15, 2021 ~ Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Advisory Board Meeting ~ 3:00 p.m. 3.3.Presentation and discussion regarding an update on proposed changes to the Bike Share Ordinance. Sponsors:Venessa Garza 3.4.Presentation and discussion regarding the prioritization process for bicycle and pedestrian projects. Sponsors: Venessa Garza Attachments: 1. Prioritization Memo Page 1 of 7 Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory Board Page 2 October 18, 2021 3.5.Presentation and discussion regarding items on future City Council meetings related to biking, walking and greenways. Sponsors:Venessa Garza 4.Discussion and possible action on future agenda items. A member may inquire about a subject for which notice has not been given. A statement of specific factual information or the recitation of existing policy may be given. Any deliberation shall be limited to a proposal to place the subject on an agenda for a subsequent meeting. 5.Adjourn. Adjournment into Executive Session may occur in order to consider any item listed on the agenda if a matter is raised that is appropriate for Executive Session discussion. I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted on the website and at College Station City Hall, 1101 Texas Avenue, College Station, Texas, on October 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. City Secretary This building is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services such as interpreters, readers, or large print are asked to contact the City Secretary’s Office at (979) 764-3541, TDD at 1-800-735-2989, or email adaassistance@cstx.gov at least two business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. If the City does not receive notification at least two business days prior to the meeting, the City will make a reasonable attempt to provide the necessary accommodations. Penal Code § 30.07. Trespass by License Holder with an Openly Carried Handgun. "Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (Trespass by License Holder with an Openly Carried Handgun) A Person Licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (Handgun Licensing Law), may not enter this Property with a Handgun that is Carried Openly." Codigo Penal § 30.07. Traspasar Portando Armas de Mano al Aire Libre con Licencia. “Conforme a la Seccion 30.07 del codigo penal (traspasar portando armas de mano al aire libre con licencia), personas con licencia bajo del Sub-Capitulo H, Capitulo 411, Codigo de Gobierno (Ley de licencias de arma de mano), no deben entrar a esta propiedad portando arma de mano al aire libre.” Page 2 of 7 MINUTES BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN, AND GREENWAYS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING Monday, September 13, 2021 3:00 PM City Hall Administrative Conference Room MEMBERS PRESENT: Chair Elizabeth Cunha, Dennis Jansen, Kathy Langlotz, Joy Chmelar and Rebecca Brooker MEMBERS ABSENT: Kyle LeBlanc and David Higdon STAFF PRESENT: P&DS Director Michael Ostrowski, Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Planning Administrator Venessa Garza, Transportation Planning Coordinator Jason Schubert, Long Range Planning Administrator Alyssa Halle-Schramm, Emily Fisher, Asst. Director of CIP, Administrative Support Specialist Kristen Hejny and Board Secretary Grecia Fuentes. AGENDA ITEM NO. 1: Call to Order and consider absence requests. Chair Cunha called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. There were no absence requests for consideration. AGENDA ITEM NO. 2: Hear Visitors. There was one visitor who requested to speak. Phillip McAughan requested that the Board consider updating the City’s parking minimum requirements to include more bike racks for bicyclists. AGENDA ITEM NO. 3: Agenda Items. AGENDA ITEM NO. 3.1: Consideration, discussion, and possible action to approve meeting minutes. Board Member Jansen motioned to approve the minutes from August 2, 2021. The motion was seconded by Board Member Langlotz and was approved (5-0). AGENDA ITEM NO. 3.2: Presentation and discussion regarding the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Advisory Board calendar of upcoming meetings. • Monday, October 18, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. This meeting will be in person. Page 3 of 7 AGENDA ITEM NO. 3.3: Public Hearing, presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding a recommendation to the Planning & Zoning Commission on proposed Chapters 5 and 6 of the 10-year update to the City of College Station Comprehensive Plan, and associated map updates within the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Master Plan. Ms. Garza gave a presentation on the City’s Comprehensive Plan update with an overview and related changes proposed to the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Master Plan specifically the Bicycle and Pedestrian Maps. There was general discussion amongst the Board regarding the proposed items. Board member Langlotz motioned to move forward with the change recommendations as presented. The motion was seconded by Board member Jansen, motion was approved for recommendation (5-0). AGENDA ITEM NO. 3.4: Presentation and discussion regarding proposed changes to Bike Share Ordinance. Ms. Garza gave a presentation on the proposed changes to the Bike Share Ordinance. There was consensus amongst the Board to require a “lock-to” system for parking as well as to allow electric micro-vehicles. Most of the Board preferred the large wheel size instead of the smaller wheel size for scooters. When comparing sit-down vs. stand-up scooters the Board was split on what to allow. The Board didn’t have a strong opinion on the whether to regulate the speed of electric micro-vehicles. Regarding where micro-vehicles would be allowed, there was general discussion but consensus was not reached on a preferred option. There were concerns about whether allowing micro-vehicles in certain locations would lead to some neighborhoods potentially not having access. The Board also didn’t feel that micro- vehicles needed to be regulated along streets, sidewalks, and shared-use paths. AGENDA ITEM NO. 3.5: Presentation and discussion regarding the Lick Creek Greenway Trailhead and Parking lot. Ms. Garza gave a presentation on the Lick Creek Greenway Trailhead and Parking lot that is currently under construction. The construction will not cause the Lick Creek Greenway Trail to be closed. There was a general discussion amongst the board. AGENDA ITEM NO. 3.6: Presentation and discussion regarding items on future City Council meetings related to biking, walking and greenways. Ms. Fisher spoke about upcoming Capital Improvement Projects on future City Council meetings. • September 23, 2021 – Rock Prairie Rd. West widening construction contract • October 14, 2021- Phase 2 of Greens Prairie Rd. widening construction contract AGENDA ITEM NO. 4: Discussion and possible action on future agenda items. A Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory Board Member may inquire about a subject for which notice has not been given. A statement of specific factual Page 4 of 7 information or the recitation of existing policy may be given. Any deliberation shall be limited to a proposal to place the subject on an agenda for a subsequent meeting. Board member Jansen requested the following topics for future meetings: • Testing the speed of the Veoride Cosmos. AGENDA ITEM NO. 5: Adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m. APPROVED: ATTEST: ____________________________ ____________________________ Elizabeth Cunha, Chair Grecia Fuentes, Board Secretary Page 5 of 7 1101 Texas Avenue, P.O. Box 9960 College Station, Texas 77842 Phone 979.764.3570 / Fax 979.764.3496 MEMORANDUM DATE: October 18, 2021 TO:Members of the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory Board FROM:Venessa Garza, AICP, Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Planning Administrator SUBJECT:Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Prioritization Process Item: Presentation and discussion regarding an overview of the prioritization process for bicycle and pedestrian projects. Background: This item is to provide an overview of the prioritization process used for proposed projects identified in the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Master Plan (BPGMP) in preparation for the upcoming FY23 budget process. This includes sidewalks, shared-use paths and bicycle facilities. Projects are prioritized based on the methodology developed during the creation of the BPGMP and is updated periodically by the Board. The last revision to the methodology was in 2018 with the update to the BPGMP. Only stand-alone projects are prioritized with this methodology. Road projects (which also have proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities) are prioritized through the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and private development. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is used to run a spatial model per facility type to objectively develop a list of priorities based on the following criteria: population density; crashes; proximity to schools, parks, and key destinations; and public requests. For each facility type, each criteria is given a level of importance (or weight). The list of priorities created using GIS is then reviewed by the Board to create a top list of projects for staff to use in determining projects to fund as different funding opportunities arise. There are other factors that staff consider in determining projects to fund including: 1. Phases of a project that still need to be completed; 2. A request for an accessible route through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); 3. Feasibility of the project – Projects identified in the BPGMP are conceptual in nature and require additional evaluation to determine feasibility; 4. Opportunities with other CIP projects underway; 5. Neighborhood plans; and 6. Parameters for different funding sources to be used. During the months of November and December, the Board will review the lists of proposed sidewalks, shared-use paths and bicycle facilities to provide input on how they are prioritized. Page 6 of 7 Funding sources may include local funding (certificates of obligation, sidewalk zones, etc.) and/or federal funding through grants such as Community Development Block Funds (CDBG) or the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) which allocates a minimum of five percent (5%) of their funds to bicycle and pedestrian only projects. Staff will present this information in the Board meeting and provide more detail on the process. Attachments: N/A Page 7 of 7