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File #: 200054    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/27/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the creation of a pilot Active Streets program.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: STREET IMPROVEMENTS
Attachments: 1. MKE Active Streets 2020 0513
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/10/20201 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/27/20201 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: This item was incorrectly listed for placing on file. A separate vote was taken for adoption of this file.
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/13/20200 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Jeff Polenske - DPW Mike Amsden - DPW Kate Riordan - DPW
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/11/20201 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/8/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

200054

Version

SUBSTITUTE 1

Reference

 

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

 

Title

Substitute resolution relating to the creation of a pilot Active Streets program.

 

Analysis

This resolution approves the Milwaukee Active Streets pilot program, a partnership between the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Parks that will close 10 miles of streets to through motor vehicle traffic to allow pedestrians and cyclists more space to socially distance while outdoors.

 

Body

Whereas, An effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is for individuals to maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another when in public spaces; and

 

Whereas, Milwaukee has numerous trails and parkways that have been overcrowded and are expected to maintain higher traffic as the weather warms in the summer months; and

 

Whereas, Providing more spaces within the city for individuals to walk or ride bicycles will reduce overcrowding in parks and on trails, and provide the space for individuals to maintain the recommended 6-foot distance from one another; and

 

Whereas, The Milwaukee Active Streets program will close 10 miles of street to through motor vehicle traffic and open those streets for pedestrians to walk, run, bike, rollerblade or skateboard while maintaining social distancing; and

 

Whereas, More available spaces for pedestrians to utilize is in accordance with the Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan, while simultaneously helping slow the spread of COVID-19; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Milwaukee Active Streets pilot program, in substantially the same form as attached to this file, is approved.

Requestor

Department of Public Works

Drafter

LRB176046-1

Luke Knapp

5/11/2020