Agenda Report # 44
2. Create a committee to publicly address and make transparent the process of how CCG/GDOT decide which roadways may be feasible for Complete Street implementation. This committee shall abide by objective, quantifiable, criterion when evaluating a corridor for the feasibility of a complete streets application.
3. This committee shall report a status update to the public on the state of complete streets project implementation and other metrics that are crucial to monitoring and allowing stakeholders to have the data and information available to them in order to help direct public discourse.
Financial Considerations: Implementation of these policies may have an impact on the total cost of a future road project.
Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: No projected impact can be made at this time.
Legal Considerations: None anticipated
Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to adopt the proposed amendments to the local Complete Streets Policy resolution.
Complete Streets Revision 11-14-17.pdf
WHEREAS, the existing Complete Streets policy is too broadly defined and does not address specific design and aesthetic elements and does not clarify when and how Complete Streets should be implemented; and,
WHEREAS, an amended Complete Streets policy should include specific engineering design guidelines for the application of bike, pedestrian, and transit facilities; including acknowledging the role that aesthetic design can have for encouraging safe and welcoming streets; and,
WHEREAS, an amended Complete Streets policy should create a committee to publicly address and make transparent the process of how roadways are selected for Complete Streets implementation and this committee shall abide by objective, quantifiable, criterion when evaluating a corridor for the feasibility of a complete streets application.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the Council of the Consolidated Government of Columbus hereby amends resolution 92-4, also known as the Complete Street Policy, to include design standards and aesthetics, while implementing an interdepartmental Complete Streets Non-Compliance Committee as shown on the attached document entitled Proposed Amendments to Resolution No. 92-14, Complete Streets Policy.