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File #: 190535    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/30/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution approving the Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan for the City of Milwaukee.
Sponsors: COMMON COUNCIL
Indexes: PEDESTRIAN AREAS
Attachments: 1. LOS_MilwaukeePedPlan_2019.pdf, 2. MKE Ped Plan PWC 2019 07 17.pdf, 3. Milwaukee_Pedestrian_Plan_-_FINAL_DRAFT-_20190416_Chapters_1-4.pdf, 4. Milwaukee_Pedestrian_Plan_-_FINAL_DRAFT-_20190416_Chapter_5_Toolbox.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/8/20190 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/30/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/17/20190 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Mike Amsden - DPW James Hanning - DPW Jake Newborn - WI BikeFed
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/9/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

190535

Version

ORIGINAL

 

Reference

100318, 111013, 180922

 

Sponsor

COMMON COUNCIL

 

Title

Resolution approving the Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan for the City of Milwaukee. 

 

Analysis

This resolution approves the Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan in accordance with the City’s Complete Streets Policy, which strives for facilities that are safe, comfortable and convenient for users of all travel modes, including walking. 

 

Body

Whereas, In Common Council File 180922 the City of Milwaukee adopted a Complete Streets Policy that supports facilities that are safe, comfortable and convenient for users of all travel modes, including walking, use of mobility aids, bicycling, riding public transportation, and driving motor vehicles; and

 

Whereas, The Complete Streets Policy also identifies pedestrian safety as having the highest priority when considering various elements of street design; and

 

Whereas, Walking is an essential means of transportation, and for many people, it is the most convenient and most reliable form of travel, especially for short trips; and

 

Whereas, People in Milwaukee should have travel and recreational choices, including walking; and

 

Whereas, Walking provides substantial health benefits; and

 

Whereas, Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the street and are at the highest risk of injury in a crash involving a motor vehicle; and

 

Whereas, Investment in a connected and comprehensive pedestrian network can improve safety for those walking; and

 

Whereas, Pedestrian safety improvements can have a positive impact on the local economy by reducing household transportation costs, providing access to jobs, increasing property values, and reducing healthcare costs; and

 

Whereas, Common Council File Number 100318 authorized the City Engineer to apply for a federal grant to develop a citywide Pedestrian Plan; and

 

Whereas, Common Council File Number 111013 directed the Commissioner of Public Works to execute an agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to develop the Pedestrian Plan; and

 

Whereas, The Department of Public Works consulted with numerous community and agency partners to develop the Pedestrian Plan; and

 

Whereas, The Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan includes 20 recommendations with over 100 actions that serve as a blueprint for improving safety, connectivity, accessibility, and comfort for people walking in Milwaukee in the months and years to come; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan, in substantially the same form as attached to this file, is approved; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That all City departments, the Complete Streets Committee, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force, and Common Council committees shall consult the Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan when conceptualizing, prioritizing, designing, and implementing projects.

 

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

Kathleen Brengosz

7/1/2019

 

LRB 174538-1