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READY? UM, I AM, MARIO IS, UH,

[Call to Order]

5:05 PM ON MARCH.

THE FIRST, THIS IS THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING.

I'M GOING TO CALL IT TO ORDER.

WE NOW HAVE A QUORUM.

UM, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A SLIGHT REVISE, THE AGENDA IN THAT

[2.C. Street Impact Fee Roadway Capacity Presentation Presenters: Dan Hennessy, Austin Transportation Department Sponsors: Allison Runas and James Driscoll]

ITEM TO SEE.

SO IF YOU'RE WATCHING AT HOME, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'RE IN A SPORTS BAR AS YOU'RE PRONE TO DO, UH, ITEM TWO C IS GOING TO BE DEFERRED SO THAT WE CAN SPEND TIME ON SOME OF THE OTHER ITEMS. THAT'S THE STREET IMPACT FEE, UM, PRESENTATION.

ALRIGHT.

FIRST ITEM, CALL TO ORDER A SECOND ITEM, PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS.

ARE THERE ANYONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON TOPICS? NOT ON THE AGENDA? NO, THERE ARE NOT.

ALL RIGHT.

PERFECT.

[1. APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 8th, 2022 MINUTES]

UH, THEN THE NEXT ITEM APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 8TH? YOU SHOULD RECEIVE THAT IN AN EMAIL.

DO WE SEE ANYBODY WITH A MOTION TO APPROVE? AYE, I SEE.

THAT WAS ALLIE.

ANY SECONDS.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, DINA.

UH, SO ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

UM, ANY DISCUSSION ON THE AGENDA? I MEAN, ON THE MINUTES, ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES, SAY AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND ANY OPPOSED, SAY NAY OR PUT YOUR HAND DOWN IF TENSIONS.

NOPE.

ALL RIGHT.

MINUTES APPROVED.

ALL RIGHT.

BOOM.

UM, THAT BRINGS US TO THE FIRST ITEM TO A, UM, IS, UM, NEFERTITI JACKMAN ON THE CON THE CALL.

WE'RE LOOKING TO THE LIST.

OKAY.

AT THIS TIME WE DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE IN THERE FOR TD, UH, RECOMMEND

[2.B. Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Updates Presenter: Cole Kitten, Austin Transportation Department Sponsors: Ruven Brooks and Allison Runas]

MOVING ON TO ITEM TWO B THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

OKAY.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THAT FROM ANYBODY? NOPE.

OKAY.

THEN LET'S, UH, SWAP THOSE TWO ITEMS AND WE'LL GO WITH, TO BE FIRST, I SEE THE COAL KITTEN IS HERE.

THEN WE DO HAVE QUITE A NUMBER OF SPEAKERS SIGNED UP FOR THIS AGENDA ITEM.

I THINK IT HAS 36 SPEAKERS OR SOMETHING.

SO, UM, WE ARE GOING TO SAVE THOSE PEOPLE FOR AFTER THE PRESENTATION, IN CASE SOME OF THEIR QUESTIONS, UH, WHICH I THINK ARE ANSWERABLE AND SOME WERE ANSWERED IN AN EMAIL YESTERDAY.

UM, K SOME OF THOSE GET ANSWERED.

AND JUST AS A REMINDER TO THE FOLKS WHO ARE SIGNED TO SPEAK UP, WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND LIMIT YOU TO A MINUTE, MINUTE AND A HALF.

WE'RE NOT GONNA TRY AND CUT YOU OFF, BUT WE DO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO GO THROUGH.

IF WE GAVE EVERYBODY THREE MINUTES, I WOULD TAKE AN HOUR AND A HALF.

SO WE'RE GONNA TRY AND LIMIT YOU TO A MINUTE.

IF YOU COULD LIMIT YOURSELF, THAT'D BE AWESOME.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, COLE KITTEN, ARE YOU READY TO PRESENT HERE? CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN.

ALL RIGHT.

TAKE IT AWAY.

AND IF, IF YOU COULD SHARE THE, UH, PRESENTATION.

YEAH.

LET'S GIVE US ONE MOMENT.

WE'RE BRINGING IT UP NOW AND WE'LL, I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU CAN GO AND I'LL GIVE YOU THE CUE WHEN TO ADVANCE THE SLIDE.

WELL, JUST TO GET STARTED, I'M COLE KITTEN, I'M THE DIVISION MANAGER WITHIN OUR AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

I OVERSEE OUR PLANNING AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, UH, THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF OUR CITY'S, UM, AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

THEY IS MP.

SO THIS IS THE FIRST OF, UM, OF SIX PRESENTATIONS IN MARCH TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

SO WE JUST RELEASED UPDATED INFORMATION YESTERDAY.

UM, SO MUCH OF THIS INFORMATION WILL BE NEW TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE FOR THOSE THAT HAD TO SIGN UP, UM, IN ADVANCE OF INFORMATION, UM, BEING AVAILABLE.

AND JUST TO CONFIRM, I, I'M ACTUALLY NOT SAYING THE PRESENTATION, I'M SEEING IT FROM OUR, UM, THE SCREEN.

WE SEE LIKE A GOOGLE OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, LIKE A GOOGLE SCREEN, URBAN TRANSPORTATION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT.

HOW ABOUT NOW? OKAY.

OKAY.

RIGHT.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING ME, UM, Y'ALL ARE OUR FIRST, UM, COMMISSIONED TO PRESENT THAT.

SO, UH, PLEASE FEEL FREE, UM, UH, TO, UH, GET THROUGH THE PRESENTATION AND THEN WE CAN DO Q AND A AT THE END.

AND, AND THEN OF COURSE,

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UM, THE PUBLIC COMMENTS.

SO WITHIN THE AGENDA, I'LL GO OVER OUR TIMELINE, UH, BACKGROUND ON WHAT THE SMP IS.

WHAT'S IN THIS ACE AND P AMENDMENT CYCLE.

AND THEN TALK A BIT ABOUT INTERPRETING THESE UPDATES BASED ON, UH, THE COMMENTS WE RECEIVED SO FAR.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO TO BEGIN, UM, IN MAY OF 2021, WE, WE BEGAN THIS PROCESS, UH, WITH INTERNAL INTERNAL REVIEW.

UM, AND THEN WE RELEASED A POLICY SURVEY OCTOBER 1ST, FOLLOWED BY A STREET NETWORK MAP ON NOVEMBER 15, AND THEN THIS FIRST ROUND OF, UH, ENGAGEMENT, UH, ENDED ON JANUARY 30TH.

NEXT SLIDE.

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, WE SUMMARIZE THE FEEDBACK WE HEARD IN ONE, AND THEN WE DEVELOPED AN UPDATED DRAFT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS.

AND THAT WAS JUST RELEASED YESTERDAY.

UM, ALONG WITH NOTIFICATION THAT WAS SENT OUT TO THE COMMUNITY REGISTRY, UM, UH, WITH LINKS TO THE UPDATED DRAFT.

SO IN MARCH WE'LL BE PRESENTING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AS WELL AS THE COUNCIL MOBILITY COMMITTEE WILL BE CONDUCTING THE SECOND ROUND OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT.

AND IN APRIL, WE'LL BE SUMMARIZING THE FEEDBACK WE HEARD TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AS WELL AS A PUBLIC FEEDBACK FORM FOR ROUND TWO.

AND WE'LL BE DEVELOPING THE FINAL DRAFT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, UM, TO BE RELEASED IN MAY WHERE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL MAKE THEIR RECOMMENDATION BEFORE CITY COUNCIL CONDUCTS A PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDERS THE AMENDMENTS, UH, FOR APPROVAL.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO A BRIEF REMINDER OF WHAT'S IN THE ASN P NEXT SLIDE, THE ASM P IS BOTH A POLICY DOCUMENT AND A MAP.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, IT WAS ADOPTED IN APRIL, 2019 BY COUNCIL.

IT IS THE TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT OF THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

IT IS A COMPREHENSIVE MULTIMODAL MOBILITY PLAN THAT ESTABLISHES OUR VISION FOR THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK IN THE FUTURE.

UM, IT'S CONSIDERED OUR NORTH STAR, UM, AND IT ESTABLISHED OUR PRIMARY PLAN OBJECTIVE TO, TO ACHIEVE A 50 50 MODE SHARE WHERE 50% OF AUSTINITES, UM, DRIVE ALONE IN THEIR CAR IN 2039 COMPARED TO SEF 74% TODAY.

SO IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THAT MODE SHIFT, UM, THE, THE PLAN INCLUDES INDICATORS AND TARGETS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, INCLUDES OUR POLICIES, UM, TO HELP US MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS AND INCLUDES, UM, ACTION ITEMS, UM, UH, TO HELP US GET THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE AND P STREET NETWORK IS THE TECHNICAL ELEMENT OF THE S AND P.

UM, IT IS A DATABASE OF STREETS ORGANIZED BY STREET NAME, AND IT INCLUDES THE EXISTING AND FUTURE CONDITIONS OF THE RIGHT OF WAY.

UM, THESE FUTURE CONDITIONS ARE REFLECTIVE OF THE POLICIES AND THEY S AND P AND THE, THE MULTIMODAL SYSTEM SUCH AS WALKING BICYCLING AND TRANSIT ALL WITHIN IT.

BUT PRIMARILY IT'S USED TO IDENTIFY RIGHT-OF-WAY DEDICATION REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE NEEDED TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE FUTURE REQUIREMENTS OF FUTURE ROADWAY CONDITIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT A RIGHT OF WAY, DEDICATION IS ONLY TRIGGERED FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT OR INTENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT, MEANING BUILT A SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, GOING THROUGH THE RESIDENTIAL REVIEW PROCESS FOR BUILDING PERMIT, SUCH AS A RECONSTRUCTION, A REMODEL, AN ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT.

THOSE DO NOT REQUIRE RIGHT OF WAY DEDICATION.

SO MANY OF OUR STREETS, UM, WE'LL NEVER HAVE CHANGES TO THE RIGHT OF WAY, BUT WE'LL HAVE MULTIMODAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FUTURE.

MR. KITTEN, CAN I ASK YOU THE QUESTION RIGHT HERE, RIGHT.

SURE.

YES.

SO JUST TO GET A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE, KIND OF THE COMMENTS ON I'M SURE YOU'VE READ MANY OF THE COMMENTS, I'VE READ ALL THE EMAILS THAT WERE SENT TO US.

I THINK THIS IS THE CRUX OF A LOT OF THE DISCUSSION.

SO I GUESS THERE'S SORT OF TWO ELEMENTS TO MY QUESTION.

UM, UH, THE SENTENCE RIGHT AWAY, DEDICATION IS ONLY TRIGGERED FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT OR INTENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT.

ARE THOSE DEFINED SOMEWHERE IN A WAY THAT WILL HELP ADDRESS

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A LOT OF THE PEOPLE'S CONCERNS? LIKE WHAT COUNTS AS INTENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT, WHAT COUNTS AS NEW DEVELOPMENT? DOES THIS AFFECT A WHOLE STREET IF THERE WAS NEW DEVELOPMENT OR DOES THIS AFFECT THAT SINGLE PROPERTY? CAUSE IT SEEMS THE OBVIOUS ANSWER IS THE WHOLE STREET, CAUSE IT'S NOT, IT SEEMS KIND OF POINTLESS TO PUT A BIKE LANE OR A, A ROAD DIET IN FRONT OF ONE PROPERTY.

SO I THINK THESE COULD BE CLEARED UP IF YOU CAN.

I'M NOT ASKING YOU FOR A LEGAL OPINION.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE A LAWYER OR NOT, BUT I THINK THAT IS A CRUX OF A LOT OF PEOPLE'S CONCERNS.

UM, DO YOU HAVE A WAY TO CLARIFY THAT OR IS THIS CLARIFIED SOMEWHERE ELSE? THOSE ARE GOOD DETAILS TO KNOW.

UM, UNFORTUNATELY I THINK IT'S LARGELY DEPENDENT ON THE SITUATION, UM, DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF SITE PROPERTY, DEFINITELY THE, THE SIZE, UM, IN SOME INSTANCES ON A MAJOR CORRIDOR, YOU MAY VERY WELL, UM, INCLUDE THE IDEAL CONDITION FOR, FOR THE LENGTH OF THAT SITE AND NOT HAVE IT FOR THE REST OF THE STREET.

UM, BECAUSE, UM, BECAUSE IT, YOU KNOW, WITH THAT DEVELOPMENT, YOU COULD INCLUDE THE IDEAL CONFIGURATION SEPARATING BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS FROM ONE ANOTHER AVOIDING, UH, CONSTRAINED SPACES, ET CETERA.

SO, UM, HOWEVER, YES, DEVELOPMENT OCCURS VERY PIECEMEAL OVER TIME.

SO, UM, THEY SMP IS REALLY INTENDED TO BE LONG RANGE IN NATURE, AND IT'S ABOUT PRESERVING THE SPACE OVER TIME SO THAT ULTIMATELY YOU CAN HAVE, UM, AN ENTIRE CORRIDOR, UM, INCLUDE THE IDEAL CONFIGURATION, UH, OF SPACE, BUT IT DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF STREET THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AS WELL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

SO I THINK THE OBVIOUS FOLLOW-UP QUESTION WOULD BE BASED ON THE COMMENTS IN MOST OF THE EMAILS AND THE COMMENTS IN THAT GIANT DOCUMENT, THAT 200 AND SOME ODD PAGE DOCUMENT DOES A LEVEL TWO STREET.

AND I KNOW THERE WAS ANOTHER EMAIL, SO I'M GIVING THAT CAME OUT YESTERDAY.

SO I'M GIVING YOU A CHANCE TO SORT OF SAY THAT OUT LOUD TO THE PEOPLE LISTENING, YOU KNOW, DOES A LEVEL TWO STREET, UM, FACE THE PROSPECT.

IF A STREET GETS CHANGED FROM LEVEL ONE TO LEVEL TWO, DOES THAT LEVEL TWO STREET FACE THE PROSPECT OF A WHOLE STREET REWORKING OR WHOLE STREET NEW RIGHT.

OF WAY LIKE NEW PHYSICAL SPACE ACQUISITION, IF SOMEONE WERE TO TEAR DOWN A LOT AND PUT UP A NEW HOUSE, RIGHT? SO ON A LEVEL TWO STREET, I THINK WHAT EVERYONE WILL SEE THE, THE PROPOSAL THAT WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH.

UM, AND I'LL KIND OF GET INTO THIS A LITTLE BIT IN LATER SLIDES IS THAT WE'VE, WE'VE REMOVED THOSE LEVEL TWO, UM, RECOMMENDATIONS OR THE PROPOSED CHANGE TO, TO UPGRADE A LEVEL ONE TO LEVEL TWO BECAUSE OF THE BICYCLE FACILITY RECOMMENDATION, UM, FOR STREETS WITHIN ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOODS.

HOWEVER, ON, ON, ON STREETS THAT HAVE, UM, UH, APPROVED ZONING OR FUTURE LAND USE MAPS THAT WOULD INDICATE A CHANGE OF USE AND INTENSITY THOSE, UM, STREETS PRESERVED OR ARE MAINTAINED THE PROPOSED CHANGE TO LEVEL TWO.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, YOU'LL SEE THAT THOSE SEGMENTS OF STREETS ARE PRIMARILY AT THE INTERSECTION WITH A MAJOR CORRIDOR.

SO WHAT WOULD, WHAT WE WOULD BE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH IS IF THOSE PROPERTIES ALONG THE MAJOR COURT, OR WHERE TO REDEVELOP THAT THE SIDE STREET GETS THE APPROPRIATE TREATMENT AS A GATEWAY INTO OR OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, BECAUSE THOSE INTERSECTIONS ARE REALLY WHERE, UM, YOU ESTABLISH THE, UM, UH, LIKE THE CONTEXT OR THE SAFE, THE SAFE SPACE, UM, FOR PEOPLE TO TRAVEL INTO AND OUT OF, UH, OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO, UM, THAT CHANGE IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO OCCUR AT THE INTERSECTION ALONG THAT FIRST BLOCK.

AND THEN WE WOULD ALLOW, UM, ANY SORT OF BICYCLE FACILITY TREATMENT OR TRAFFIC CALMING, UM, TO OCCUR WITHIN THE INTERIOR NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, THAT'S NOT REFLECTIVE OF THE IDEAL, UM, CONFIGURATION SHOWN AS A LEVEL TWO STREET.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT IS, UM, I THINK I HOPE PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTENING, UM,

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CAN UNDERSTAND THAT IT WILL GET INTO MORE OF A DETAIL LATER, BUT THAT'S A GOOD ANSWER.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO ASK ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT THAT LAST BULLET POINT.

MANY STREETS WILL NEVER HAVE RIGHT AWAY CHANGES.

I TAKE THAT TO MEAN THEY WILL NOT HAVE NEW PROPERTY ACQUIRED, EVEN IF THINGS LIKE BICYCLE LANES GET ADDED.

IS THAT A GOOD READING OF THAT SECOND BULLET POINT? RIGHT.

AND THAT'S, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT I WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN WITH MY LAST STATEMENT IS THAT EVEN IF THE FIRST PROPERTY ON THAT STREET REDEVELOPS, AND IT INCLUDES THE MORE IDEAL CONFIGURATION REMAINDER OF THE STREET MAY NEVER CHANGE MEANING THE RIGHT OF WAY IS ESTABLISHED.

THOSE PROPERTIES NEVER GET REDEVELOPED, BUT WE DON'T WANT TO, UM, EXCLUDE THEM FROM BEING ABLE TO HAVE MULTIMODAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FUTURE.

IT WOULD JUST BE DONE WITHIN THE EXISTING PAVEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY.

OKAY, GREAT.

I THANK YOU FOR THOSE ANSWERS.

UM, I CANNOT SEE THE REST OF THE COMMISSION, UM, ON THE SCREEN.

SO IF ANYONE HAS A QUESTION AT THIS POINT, I THINK THIS IS A GOOD LITTLE DISCUSSION POINT.

UM, PLEASE JUMP IN.

I CAN'T SEE.

OH, HERE WE GO.

WE'RE CHANGING SCREENS.

DOES ANYONE HAVE A QUESTION ON THIS POINT BEFORE WE MOVE ON? I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS THAT RELATE TO THIS, BUT I KIND OF WANT TO SEE THE REST OF THE SLIDES.

I THINK MAYBE THAT MIGHT BE ANSWERED.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S MOVE ON.

THANK YOU, MR. GOODEN.

THERE WE GO.

OKAY.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO I'LL COVER WHAT'S IN THIS AMENDMENT CYCLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WE'VE IDENTIFIED BOTH, UM, AMENDMENTS TO THE POLICY DOCUMENT ITSELF, UM, INCLUDING, UH, THREE ADDITIONAL POLICIES, BUT ALSO REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO ACTION ITEMS AND OTHER, UM, MINOR DOCUMENT CORRECTIONS.

ALL OF THOSE AMENDMENTS, UH, CAN BE FOUND IN AN ASM P RED LINE, UM, VERSION OF THE DOCUMENT ONLINE, AS WELL AS THE AMENDMENT LOG, UH, WITH THE ASSOCIATED PAGE NUMBERS.

UM, WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE TREAT NETWORK CORRECTIONS AS WE WERE JUST DISCUSSING, UM, BASED ON ALIGNING, UM, CITY DOCUMENTS AND MAKING OTHER CORRECTIONS.

AND THESE PROPOSED MAP CHANGES CAN ALSO BE FOUND ONLINE AS OF YESTERDAY.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO FIRST I'LL GO OVER THE B3 NEW PROPOSED POLICIES.

UM, WHEN WE STARTED THIS AMENDMENT PROCESS, UH, AS I SAID INTERNALLY, UM, WE WERE REALLY REFLECTING ON, UM, ON CURRENT EVENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE 2019, UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS, THIS AMENDMENT OPPORTUNITY WASN'T INTENDED TO BE A, UM, UH, REIMAGINATION OF ACNP, BUT REALLY AN EVALUATION ON OUR GAPS AND WEAKNESSES.

AND WE WERE REALLY REFLECTING ON, UH, THE PRESSURES, UM, THE STRUGGLES THAT WE, WE FELT DURING THE PANDEMIC, UM, ABOUT THE LACK OF SPACE TO GET OUT, UM, UH, TO SAFELY EXERCISE, UM, SOCIALIZE.

UM, AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT OUR CITIES STREETS ARE OUR LARGE LARGEST PUBLIC ASSET.

SO WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO IDENTIFY THIS NEW POLICY, TO SUPPORT STREETS AS PLACES WHERE PEOPLE IN COMMUNITY ENGAGE IN NON MOBILITY ACTIVITY AND THE FULL TEXTS FOR THIS PROPOSED POLICY CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 95 OF THE RED LINE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SIMILARLY, UM, WE WERE JUST COMING OUT OF WINTER STORM YEARY AND FEBRUARY OF 2021, UM, WHERE OUR COMMUNITY EXPERIENCED, UM, UH, AN EXTREME IMPACT, UM, TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

SO WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO IDENTIFY, UH, A POLICY, UM, TO STRENGTHEN THE CITY'S POSITION, UM, UH, TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE.

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UM, BUT FROM A TRANSPORTATION PERSPECTIVE WHERE, UH, OUR, OUR COMMUNITY REALLY IS IMPACTED WHEN OUR TRANSPORTATION FAILS US DURING THESE EXTREME EVENTS.

SO WE WANTED TO IDENTIFY POLICY THAT, UM, THAT STATES INCREASE THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS, ADAPTIVE CAPACITY, UH, TO FUTURE-PROOF OUR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS TO FLEXIBLY ADAPT TO CLIMATE IMPACTS.

AND THE FULL TEXT CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 1 97 OF THE AND RED LINE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO SIMILARLY, UM, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT WINTER STORM, BUT THE OTHER EXTREME WEATHER THAT WE EXPERIENCE REGULARLY, WHETHER IT'S WILDFIRES OR FLOOD EVENTS, BUT IN THIS REGARD, UH, THIS POLICY'S INTENDED, UH, TO BE ABOUT OUR COLLABORATION AROUND THESE EVENTS.

UM, SO WE WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE, UH, UH, THAT WE NEEDED TO SUPPORT LARGER CITY EFFORTS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

AND THE FULL TEXT CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 2 68 DAYS AND THE RED LINE NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR POLICY SURVEY THAT WAS RELEASED IN OCTOBER OF 2021, UM, ASK PEOPLE TO SUPPORT HOW STRONGLY, UH, TO, TO INDICATE HOW STRONGLY THEY SUPPORT THE PROPOSED POLICIES.

UM, ALL OF THE POLICIES WERE, UH, RECEIVED SIX 70% OR GREATER, UM, SUPPORT OR STRONGLY SUPPORT.

AND SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT WE RECEIVED ABOUT ROADWAY SYSTEM POLICY SIX IS THAT STREETS SHOULD HAVE MANY USES FOR THE COMMUNITY, UM, THAT THEY AREN'T, UH, JUST FOR MOVING CARS.

UM, BUT PEOPLE ALSO FELT, UM, BEST STREETS SHOULD BE KEPT, UM, AS THEY ARE IN FOR NO OTHER PURPOSE THAN FROM GETTING FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER PEOPLE ALSO USE THE SURVEY TO, SO THE OPPOSED AND STRONGLY OPPOSED, UM, UH, PERCENTAGE WAS HIGHER, UH, REFLECTIVE OF, OF THOSE COMMENTS ARE TRANSPORTATION, RESILIENCE POLICIES.

UM, ALSO RECEIVED OVER 70%, UH, SUPPORT IN COMMENTS, UH, RECEIVED SAID THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO KEEP TRANSPORTATION OPERATING DURING, UH, DISASTERS, UM, KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE, BUT OTHERS FELT THAT THE POLICY, UM, THE PROPOSED POLICIES WERE OVERREACTING OR WERE UNNECESSARY.

SO THE FULL SURVEY RESULTS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR ROUND ONE PUBLIC FEEDBACK REPORT THAT WAS ALSO POSTED ONLINE, NEXT SLIDE.

SO MOVING INTO OUR, OUR STREET NETWORK AMENDMENTS, UM, SO THE STREET NETWORK REFLECTS, UM, INPUTS FROM VARIOUS CITY DOCUMENTS AND PLAN PROJECTS.

SO EVERY AMENDMENT CYCLE, UM, WE SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE STREET NETWORK IS IN ALIGNMENT WITH THOSE, THOSE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS.

UM, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE ADOPTED STREET NETWORK WAS BASED ON DRAFT CRITERIA, USED TO UPDATE THE TCM AS WELL AS PLANNING LEVEL RIGHT OF WAY ESTIMATES.

SO, UM, ALL OF THE PROPOSED, UH, AMENDMENTS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE.

AND THEN I'M GOING TO GO OVER THESE, THESE, UM, TOPICS IN THE NEXT FEW SLIDES NEXT, STARTING WITH HOW WE ALIGNED WITH THE, UH, UPDATED TCM.

SO THE TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL WAS UPDATED OVER A MULTI-YEAR PROCESS.

UM, IT WAS COMPLETED IN DECEMBER, 2021, AND IT GOES INTO EFFECT OF JUNE AND JUNE, 2022.

AND THE TCM SETS NEW GUIDELINES ON WHAT TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES SHOULD LOOK LIKE IN AUSTIN AND INCLUDES NEW CROSS SECTIONS FOR THOSE IDEAL CONDITIONS.

BUT IT ALSO PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR HOW TO DESIGN A STREET IN CONSTRAINED CONDITIONS.

SO THE STREET NETWORKS, UH, STREET-LEVEL CROSS-SECTION AND REQUIRED RIGHT OF WAY, WERE ALL PROPOSED TO BE AMENDED, TO ALIGN WITH THESE ASSOCIATED TCM, UM, CROSS-SECTIONS AND STANDARDS, NEXT SLIDE.

SO

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FOR THOSE THAT WERE NOT, UM, BRIEFED OR FOLLOWING ALONG LAST YEAR THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROCESS TO UPDATE THE TCM, THE FIRST THING TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT, UM, THE TCM REPLACED THE OLD, UM, FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION TERMINOLOGY OF USING LOCAL, UM, COLLECTOR ARTERIAL, UM, THAT THOSE, UM, CLASSIFICATIONS, AND IT WAS REPLACED BY STREET LEVEL CLASSIFICATION.

UM, THE STREET LEVELS CONSIDER THE FUNCTION OF THE STREET, JUST LIKE THE FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION DOES.

UM, AND YOU CAN SEE IN THE GRAPHIC THAT STARTING WITH A LEVEL ONE STREET, THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF ACCESS TO LAND, UM, IS ON A LEVEL ONE.

AND THEN, UM, THE HIGHER DEGREE OF MOBILITY IS ACHIEVED AS YOU GO UP THE CHART TO A LEVEL FIVE STREET.

SO A LEVEL ONE IS, IS EQUIVALENT TO A LOCAL STREET, AND THEN A LEVEL FIVE WOULD BE A HIGHWAY.

BUT, UM, IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT MANY FACTORS PLAY IN, UH, INTO DEFINING EACH OF THE STREET LEVELS, SUCH AS THE DESIRED SPEEDS, TRIPLING TURN LANES, BICYCLE FACILITIES, PARKING, ET CETERA.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UM, TO WALK THROUGH AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE TCM UPDATED TCM WAS USED TO, UM, UPDATE THE STREET NETWORK, UM, THE ADOPTED STREET NETWORK IDENTIFIED THIS STREET AS A STREET LEVEL TWO.

IT HAD A FUTURE CROSS-SECTION OF TWO WITH A CENTER TURN LANE AND REQUIRED 96 FEET OF, UM, RIGHT OF WAY IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE FUTURE CONDITIONS.

THIS WAS BASED ON THE 2017 DRAFT AUSTIN STREET DESIGN GUIDE, WHICH WAS USED AS THE PRECURSOR TO UPDATING THE TCM NEXT SLIDE, WHAT HE'S PROPOSING TO THE ADOPTED STREET NETWORK TO SHOW THE ADOPTED, UH, TCM, UH, CRITERIA.

SO THIS STREET IN PARTICULAR WOULD BE CHANGING FROM A LEVEL TWO TO A LEVEL THREE.

AND IT WOULD GO FROM BEING A TWO LANE WITH A CENTER TURN TO A TWO LANE WITH A RAISED MEDIAN WITH TURN, UM, TURN BAYS AND THE UPDATED RIGHT OF WAY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CROSS-SECTION IS 80 FEET INSTEAD OF 96 FEET.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO MAKING UPDATES TO THOSE RIGHT-AWAY REMARKS WHERE WE, UM, PROVIDED MORE INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE USED TO EVALUATE THE RIGHT OF WAY IN THE FUTURE, UM, IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THOSE FEW, THE, THE IDEAL CONDITIONS.

SO IN THIS CASE, UM, IN, IN, IN MANY, UH, OF THE STREETS, UH, WE INDICATE THAT IMPROVEMENTS WOULD BE MADE WITHIN, UH, THE EXISTING RIGHT OF WAY, UM, USING FLEXIBLE DESIGN CRITERIA OR RIGHT AWAY WOULD BE DEDICATED AT THE TIME OF DEVELOPMENT, UM, WITH, UH, NEW DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIAL REDEVELOPMENT.

SO, UM, ONE THING TO NOTE, THERE ARE NO PLANS FOR THIS PARTICULAR STREET USED IN THE EXAMPLE, NEXT SLIDE.

I CAN HEAR SOMEONE, BUT I'M NOT SURE WHO YEAH, THAT JUST STARTED.

WE HAD THAT IN THE PAST, OR I THINK, UH, THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS MIKE WAS BLEEDING INTO OUR MIC, KEEP GOING.

OKAY.

SECOND, UM, WITH THE UPDATED TCM, UH, WE REVIEWED THE INGREDIENTS WITHIN THE STREET NETWORK, UM, PRIMARILY THOSE FROM THE 2014 BICYCLE PLAN TO, SO THE BICYCLE PLAN IS A LONG RANGE PLAN TO IDENTIFY THE RECOMMENDED TYPE AND LOCATION OF BICYCLE FACILITIES.

IT MAPS THE SHORT AND LONGTERM BICYCLE NETWORK, AND IT'S USED AS INPUT INTO THE STREET NETWORK TO IDENTIFY THE PROCESS ACTION IN THE TCM, BY THE TYPE OF BICYCLE FACILITY.

SO AS WE, AS WE POINTED OUT, THESE AMENDMENTS WERE PROPOSED TO CORRECT LEVEL ONE AND LEVEL TWO STREET CLASSIFICATIONS TO ALIGN WITH THE BICYCLE PLAN AND UNDERLINING WERE PROPOSED.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, IN THIS EXAMPLE, UM,

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I WANTED TO SHOW THAT THE ADOPTED STREET NETWORK HAD CLASSIFIED THIS STREET AS A LEVEL ONE, BUT IT INCLUDED A FUTURE BICYCLE FACILITY, A BIKE BICYCLE LANE.

AND THIS INFORMATION WAS BASED ON THE 2017 DRAFT AUSTIN STREET DESIGN GUIDE SHOWN NEXT SLIDE, AND THEN REEVALUATING THE STREET NETWORK.

UM, BASED ON THE ADOPTED TCM, WE WERE PROPOSING TO CORRECT THE STREET LEVEL TO ALIGN WITH THE APPROPRIATE, UH, DESIGNATION BEING A LEVEL TWO BECAUSE OF THE FUTURE BICYCLE FACILITY BEING RECOMMENDED AS A BIKE LANE AND THE UPDATED RIGHT AWAY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STREET WOULD BE 84 FEET.

AND THEN WE WOULD ALSO BE INCLUDING AN UPDATED RIGHT OF WAY REMARKS, AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, WHICH IS INTENDED TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT, UM, IF A LEVEL TWO DESIGNATION WAS APPLIED TO AN ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS WOULD BE MADE, UM, WITHIN THE EXISTING RIGHT OF WAY USING FLEXIBLE DESIGN CRITERIA.

HOWEVER, IF A NEW DEVELOPMENT OR COMMERCIAL REDEVELOPMENT OCCURS, WE WOULD BE USING THIS RIGHT AWAY REQUIREMENT AS THE STARTING POINT IN THAT LAND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

SO THE OTHER THING TO NOTE IS THAT THIS PARTICULAR STREET DOESN'T HAVE PLANS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO AS MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, UM, MOST OF OUR COMMENTS FROM ROUND ONE, UH, WE'RE IN REGARD TO THIS ISSUE.

SO, UH, WE WORKED THROUGH FEBRUARY TO REVISE THE UPDATED DRAFT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, UNDERSTANDING THAT RIGHT OF WAY WITHIN ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOODS WILL NOT BE ACQUIRED, UM, BECAUSE THE CITY WILL NOT ACQUIRE RIGHT OF WAY FROM SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, BUT ALSO BECAUSE, UM, SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO RIGHT-OF-WAY DEDICATION, UM, GOING THROUGH THE BUILDING PERMIT PROCESS.

SO WE REMOVED THOSE PROPOSED CHANGES, UM, WITHIN ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOODS, UH, TO MAINTAIN WHAT WAS IN 2019 WHILE STILL ACCOUNTING FOR AREAS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE, UH, DEVELOPMENT BASED ON, UH, OUR CURRENT REGULATIONS.

SO THE IMPORTANT THING TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT, UM, THESE INGREDIENTS THAT ARE USED TO DEVELOP THE STREET NETWORK, UM, UH, WERE BASED ON THE 2014 BICYCLE PLAN, AND IT'S CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH A PROCESS TO BE UPDATED AND REPLACED, UM, THROUGH THE ATX WALK, BY ROLL PROCESS.

SO ANY CHANGES THAT ARE MADE THROUGH THAT PROCESS WILL BE REFLECTED BACK INTO THE ACMP, WHICH WOULD OCCUR, UM, AFTER 2023, WHEN COUNCIL CONSIDERS IT FOR ADOPTION.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO MOVING ON TO THE OTHER CHANGES THAT INFLUENCED THE STREET NETWORK, UM, THE STREET NETWORK, UH, WAS ADOPTED, UM, BASED ON THE LONG-TERM VISION PLAN FOR PROJECT CONNECT.

IT INCLUDED ADDITIONAL RIGHT OF WAY BASED ON THIS PLAN, UM, BASED ON PLANNING LEVEL ESTIMATES TO PRESERVE THE ABILITY TO OPERATE TRANSIT AND DEDICATED PATHWAYS.

SO SINCE 2019 NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED ALONG, THESE CORRIDORS HAVE COMPLIED WITH THESE RIGHT OF WAY DEDICATION REQUIREMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, NOW THAT THE, UM, ADOPTED PROJECT CONNECT SYSTEM PLAN IS IN PLACE, UH, AS OF JUNE, 2020, IT REPLACED THE L THE ALTERNATIVE ALIGNMENTS IN THE LONG-TERM VISION PLAN.

AND THEY'RE ALSO UPDATES TO METRO RAPID ALIGNMENTS AND HIGH-FREQUENCY TRANSIT ROUTES.

SO THOSE ARE BEING REFLECTED IN AN UPDATED TRANSIT PRIORITY NETWORK, AS WELL AS OUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MAP.

AND THEN, UM, THE STREET NETWORK ITSELF IS BEING AMENDED TO REFLECT THE UPDATED CROSS-SECTIONS AND RIDEAWAY REQUIREMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED IN THE ENGINEERING PLANS THAT ARE GOING THROUGH THE NEPA PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SIMILARLY, UM, WE'VE HAD MANY ENGINEERING

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STUDIES COMPLETED FOR THE MOBILITY BONDS, UM, SINCE 2019.

SO THE STREET NETWORKS BEING AMENDED TO REFLECT THESE UPDATED SECTIONS AND RADICALLY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE ENGINEERING PLANS.

NEXT SLIDE, ADDITIONAL CHANGES THAT WE'RE MAKING ARE REMOVING ROADWAYS.

UM, SOME HAVE BEEN DETERMINED AS INFEASIBLE THEY DO, OR DO NOT HAVE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OR, OR THERE'S SOME OTHER SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION FOR WHY THEY'RE BEING REMOVED.

UM, IN OUR INITIAL ROUND, UH, WE IDENTIFIED GROVE BOULEVARD EXTENSION, UM, AS BEING ONE OF THE ROADWAYS BEING REMOVED.

WE'VE, WE'VE ADDED MORE ROADWAYS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR REMOVAL BASED ON OUR ROUND ONE PUBLIC COMMENTS, INCLUDING BRUSH COUNTRY ROAD, PAYNE AVENUE, AND SUNRIDGE DRIVE EXTENSIONS.

AND THEN SOME ROADWAYS ARE BEING REMOVED BECAUSE THEY'D BEEN VACATED OR HAVE NEW ALIGNMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SINCE 2019, THERE'S ALSO BEEN, UH, A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF PLANNING AND SUBDIVISION WITHIN AUSTIN, UM, WHERE ROADWAYS ARE BEING PLANTED, UH, THROUGH THE SUBDIVISION PROCESS.

SO THE STREET NETWORK IS BEING AMENDED TO INCLUDE THESE ROADWAYS, UM, FOR INVENTORYING PURPOSES.

AND THEN THERE ARE SOME NEW ROADWAYS AND NEW ALIGNMENTS THAT ARE, THAT ARE ALSO BEING PROPOSED IN THE STREET.

NOW, NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UM, THE, UH, SUMMARY OF FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD THROUGH ROUND ONE, UM, WE HAD 1600 CON UH, COMMENTS, UM, MADE WITHIN OUR PUBLIC FEEDBACK MAP.

WE ALSO RECEIVED MORE THAN 150 EMAILS, UM, DIRECTLY, UM, UH, FROM THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE STREET NETWORK AMENDMENTS.

UM, FOR THOSE THAT WERE UNABLE TO USE THE PUBLIC FEEDBACK MAP, UH, THE MAJORITY OF THESE COMMENTS AND CONCERNS WERE ABOUT CHANGING LEVEL ONE STREETS TO LEVEL TWO, EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT EXPANDING, UH, RIGHT OF WAY, AND THE STREET ITSELF WITHIN NEIGHBORHOODS.

AND THEN, UH, COMMENTS ABOUT, UM, GETTING INTO DETAIL ABOUT WHAT THE APPROPRIATE TYPE OF BICYCLE FACILITY WAS ON A PARTICULAR STREET.

SO BESIDES THIS ISSUE, WE ALSO HEARD CONCERNS ABOUT PROJECTS THAT INDICATED THAT, UM, THE FUTURE CONDITION MAY HAVE AN INCREASED VEHICLE TRAVEL AS WELL AS VEHICLE SPEEDS.

NEXT SLIDE.

OH, AND THE ONE THING TO NOTE IS THAT ALL OF THOSE COMMENTS CAN BE SEEN IN THE ROUND ONE, UH, PUBLIC FEEDBACK REPORT ONLINE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, NEXT SLIDE.

SO TO GO THROUGH, UM, WHAT ALL THIS MEANS, WHAT WE, WHAT THE TAKEAWAY IS FROM THIS INITIAL ROUND OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT, WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HELP INTERPRET THE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.

SO THE STREET NETWORK, UM, IS A CRITICAL TOOL FOR RIGHT OF WAY PLANNING THE STREET NETWORK PRESCRIBES THE FUTURE REQUIRED RIGHT OF WAY, MEANING THE SPACE THAT'S NEEDED FOR TRAVELING PARKING BICYCLE FACILITIES, TREES, SIDEWALKS, ET CETERA.

UM, BASED ON THE CRITERIA FROM OTHER CITY DOCUMENTS, SUCH AS THE TCM BIKE PLAN AND ACTIVE CIP PROJECTS, RECENT UPDATES TO THE TCM AND ENGINEERING PLANS REQUIRED A REEVALUATION OF THE ADOPTED STREET NETWORK.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, UM, WHILE UPDATES TO THE STREET NETWORK AND TCM LIST AND EXPANDED RIGHT AWAY FOR MANY STREETS, IT DOES NOT MEAN CHANGES ARE EMINENT.

THE STREET NETWORK PROVIDES A STARTING POINT FOR THE APPROPRIATE CROSS-SECTIONS AND REQUIRED RIGHT AWAY FOR IDEAL FUTURE CONDITIONS.

HOWEVER, ONLY NEW DEVELOPMENT OR INTENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT TRIGGERS A DEDICATION OF RIGHT OF WAY.

SO AGAIN, SINGLE FAMILY HOMES GOING THROUGH THE RESIDENTIAL REVIEW PROCESS, UM, RECEIVING A BUILDING PERMIT DO NOT REQUIRE RIGHT RIGHT-OF-WAY DEDICATION.

ADDITIONALLY, FOR STREETS WITH CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, THE STREET NETWORK IS USED AS A REFERENCE,

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AS THE PROJECTS UNDERGO THEIR OWN PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, INCLUDING A PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS THAT IDENTIFIES THE BEST APPROACH IN NECESSARY AMOUNT OF, RIGHT OF WAY TO SERVE THE MULTIMODAL NEEDS OF THE STREET.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE S AND P IS THIS HIGH LEVEL, UM, PLANNING DOCUMENT THAT'S USED AS THE STARTING POINT AND ARE SUBSEQUENT STEPS THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN BEFORE ANY CHANGES OCCUR.

AND IN SOME CASES IT'S THE LAND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND OTHERS, IT'S AN ACTUAL CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT.

OTHERWISE ANY CHANGES TO THE STREET THAT ARE OPERATIONAL WOULD BE WITHIN THE EXISTING, UM, EXISTING PAVEMENT AND RIGHT OF WAY NEXT SLIDE.

SO TO CONCLUDE THE NEXT STEPS, NEXT SLIDE, THE REMAINING FEEDBACK SCHEDULE, AS I MENTIONED, YOU ALL ARE FIRST STEP, UH, FIRST PRESENTATION FOLLOWED BY A PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE SEVENTH PLANNING COMMISSION ON THE EIGHTH, AND THEN COUNCIL MOBILITY COMMITTEE ON THE 10TH.

AND THEN WE'LL RETURN TO PLANNING COMMISSION TO GET A RECOMMENDATION IN MAY.

AND WE ARE TENTATIVELY LOOKING TO HOLD THE PUBLIC HEARING AT CITY COUNCIL IN ON MAY 19TH FOLLOWED BY, UM, COUNCIL'S ADOPTION, UM, UH, IN JUNE.

SO ALL OF THE FEEDBACK THAT WE'LL HEAR IN MARCH WILL BE SUMMARIZED IN A ROUND TO PUBLIC FEEDBACK REPORT AND PRESENTED, UM, IN THOSE NEXT STEPS.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND DID WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I HAVE A, I HAVE A QUESTION, ACTUALLY, IT LOOKS LIKE A COUPLE OF THIS.

ALL RIGHT.

COMMISSIONER SUMMERS FIRST.

UM, SO ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT HAS COME UP A LOT, AND I THINK THIS IS PARTLY, UM, THERE'S DIFFERENT WAYS THAT YOU CAN GET TO SIGN TO SOME OF THE SAME QUESTIONS, WHICH IS KIND OF INTERESTING.

I THINK, UM, SOME OF THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS, BUT ALSO ME.

SO THE, THE PHRASE LIKE INTENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT IS KIND OF PINKY MY INTERESTS.

SO LIKE, I CAN IMAGINE A NEIGHBORHOOD STREET WHERE, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU UP, YOU, A SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE IS REMOVED AND IT'S REPLACED WITH THE DUPLEX, UM, OR MAYBE IN THE FUTURE, A FOURPLEX OR A SIX PLEX OR A COTTAGE COURT, OR A VERY SMALL APARTMENT BUILDING, SOME SORT OF LIKE MISSING MIDDLE SORT OF, UH, RESIDENT RENTAL HOUSING.

THAT'S APPROPRIATE TO A NEIGHBOR LIKE A NEIGHBORHOOD OF THAT TYPE, BUT IS, IS HIGHER INTENSITY.

AND, UM, WOULD TYPICALLY, IN SOME CASES IN OUR CURRENT STATUS WOULD REQUIRE A SITE PLAN.

RIGHT.

AND SO IS THAT SITE PLAN IS THAT WHAT'S GOING TO TRIGGER THE RA RIGHT OF WAY DEDICATION, I THINK, WHERE I'M GOING HERE, THERE'S, THERE'S SIMILAR POLICY IN LA, I THINK.

AND SO YOU SEE SOME MAPS OF WHERE, LIKE, UM, YOU KNOW, I'M TRYING TO DO THIS VISUALLY AT THE STREETS GOING ALONG, AND THEN THERE'S ALMOST LIKE A BULB OUT BECAUSE THIS LOT MAYBE REDEVELOPED WITH A SMALL APARTMENT BUILDING OR A COTTAGE COURT OR SOMETHING.

AND SO THE STREET'S BEEN WIDENED THERE.

AND, AND THAT'S, I MEAN, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I'M ALL, I, YOU KNOW, I'M SUPER-DUPER AND SUPPORTIVE MULTIMODAL REBUILDS OF STREETS OF PRETTY MUCH THE HIGHEST QUALITY BIKE LANES AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES THAT WE CAN GET EVERY, THAT WE CAN AFFORD EVERYWHERE THROUGHOUT OUR CITY.

I'M, I'M ALL FOR THAT.

BUT I WOULD HATE TO SEE US, LIKE, JUST LIKE JUST TAKING RO LIKE EVERY TIME SOMEBODY PULLS A SITE PLAN IN A NEIGHBORHOOD AND JUST LIKE WIDENING THE STREET.

I MEAN, I SENSE A LOT OF, A LOT OF US, UM, WHO PAY A LOT OF ATTENTION TO TRANSPORTATION ACTUALLY TEND TO FEEL THAT A LOT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS ARE TOO WIDE.

THEY'RE, THEY'RE SO WIDE AS TO BE UNSAFE.

PEOPLE ARE SPEEDING DOWN THEM.

AND WHAT WOULD REALLY BE HELPFUL IS TO ARRANGE THAT RIGHT OF WAY.

SO THAT WE'RE KIND OF STAYING WITHIN THE EXISTING FOOTPRINT OF THE STREET, BUT, YOU KNOW, UH, YOU KNOW, ADDING MULTIMODAL TREATMENT SO THAT EVERYBODY GETS SAFE ACCESS AND THE CARS ARE SLOWED DOWN SORT OF NATURALLY THROUGH THIS ROAD DIET.

SO, UM, I'M REALLY SYMPATHETIC TO THE IDEA THAT PARTICULARLY ON THESE SORT OF SMALLER TO MODERATE SIZED STREETS WITHIN NEIGHBORHOODS, THAT WE CAN DO A LOT WITHIN OUR RIGHT OF WAY.

I'M NOT SYMPATHETIC TO SAYING, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING LIKE, I DON'T KNOW IF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THIS HONESTLY, BUT SAYING, I DON'T WANT BIKE LANES, OR WE DON'T NEED BIKE TREATMENTS, OR WE DON'T NEED SIDEWALKS.

LIKE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, THAT'S DEFINITELY NOT WHAT I WOULD WANT TO SAY.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE, HOW WOULD YOU SAY THAT? I MEAN, WE GOING TO LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE WHERE YOU BOWL ABOUT OR WIDENED STREETS LIKE

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THAT.

I MEAN, YOU SAID RIGHT AROUND INTERSECTIONS WITH CORRIDORS, THAT MIGHT BE KIND OF ONE THING.

I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS WOULD LOOK LIKE.

CAUSE I KNOW THAT LIKE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, BUT LIKE OUR FUTURE MAY BE SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ARE SOMETIMES REPLACED BY A LITTLE BIT, JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE INTENSE FAMILY, FRIENDLY, MISSING MIDDLE TYPE HOUSING IN SOME CASES.

RIGHT.

SO A COUPLE OF THINGS THERE.

UM, INITIALLY, UH, THE FIRST THING TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT, UM, RIGHT-OF-WAY DEDICATION AT THE TIME OF, OF SITE PLAN, UM, IS COMPLETELY, UH, DEPENDENT UPON WHAT'S CONSIDERED ROUGHLY PROPORTIONATE TO THE SITES IMPACT.

SO, UM, IF, IF A USE IS BEING REPLACED, UM, IF THE PROPERTY IS BEING REPLACED BY SOMETHING THAT IS NOT OF SIGNIFICANT INCREASE, THEN THE CITY CANNOT ASK FOR ADDITIONAL RIGHT OF WAY TO BE DEDICATED.

UM, SO IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WHAT THAT THRESHOLD IS OF, OF WHAT, YOU KNOW, THE DEFINITION OF INTENSIVE, UM, DEVELOPMENT IS.

BUT IF IT'S, UM, IF IT'S ONE LOT GOING FROM ONE UNIT TO TWO UNITS, IF IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ROUGHLY PROPORTIONATE TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL RIGHT OF WAY.

SO EVEN WITH THOSE MODEST INCREASES IN, IN, IN UNITS, WE WOULDN'T SEE A DRASTIC CHANGE IN OUR RIGHT OF WAY.

SO IT REALLY REQUIRES US TO UNDERSTAND, UM, WHAT THAT THRESHOLD IS, UH, TO WHERE RIGHT OF WAY CAN CHANGE AT THE TIME OF REDEVELOPMENT.

UM, THE IMPORTANT THING TO ALSO UNDERSTAND IS, UM, WHERE THAT PROPERTY IS WITHIN THE, WITHIN THE STREET NETWORK ITSELF.

UM, AS I MENTIONED, UM, IF IT'S AT AN INTERSECTION, IT MAY BE MORE CRITICAL TO GET THAT SPACE, UM, UH, TO, TO SET THE APPROPRIATE CONTEXT, UM, AND, AND FUNCTION OF THE ROAD.

BUT IF IT IS JUST AN INTERIOR TYPE PROPERTY AND, UM, HAVING A BLIP LIKE THAT MAY NOT DO ANY GOOD.

UM, THE OTHER THING TO KNOW ABOUT THE TCM, THE UPDATED CROSS SECTIONS IS THAT WITHIN THE IDEAL CONDITIONS THEMSELVES, THERE'S ACTUALLY A, UH, A MORE OF A DECREASED WITH ENGAGEMENT AND AN INCREASED SPACE BEHIND THE CURB.

SO WE'RE MOVING FROM STREETS THAT ARE LARGELY TO WIDE FROM CURB TO CURB, UM, TO NARROWER STREETS, BUT LARGER SPACE BEHIND THE CURB WITH, UM, RAISED BICYCLE FACILITIES INSTEAD OF IN STREET BICYCLE FACILITIES.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S WHEN YOU'RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY HAVE A IDEAL CONDITION, UM, IMPLEMENTED, BUT, UH, OTHERWISE WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO USE THE SPACE THAT WE HAVE, WHICH HAS BEEN BUILT OVER DECADES ON OUR OLD TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANUAL.

YOU THINK YOU SAW COMMISSIONER WEATHERBY HIS HAND NEXT, AND AFTER THAT, WE'LL DO BROOKS WHAT'D YOU JUST SAID WAS SORT OF ALARMING.

UH, SO LIKE SORTA TOOK MY MIND OFF WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK.

I WANT TO ASK MY QUESTION AND THEN I WANT YOU TO TALK ABOUT WHAT RAISED BIKE LANES WOULD LOOK LIKE.

UM, I GUESS ONE THING THAT I THINK WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL AND YOU'VE TALKED ABOUT IT TODAY IS MAYBE SOME VERY SIMPLIFIED, UH, EXAMPLES OF SOME OF THE CONSIDERATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN INTERPRETED AS, UH, SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE VERY DETRIMENTAL TO OLDER ESTABLISHED, UH, RESIDENTIAL STREETS, WHICH A LOT OF THOSE OLDER ESTABLISHED STREETS HAVE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES ON THEM.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT AUSTIN IS, UH, A RESTAURANT OR A, ANY KIND OF A SERVICE THAT'S SORT OF IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND IT'S THE WHOLE FLAVOR OF THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.

UH, BUT IF YOU COULD SHOW THE MAGNITUDE OF ANY CHANGE THAT MIGHT BE NEEDED AND WHAT WOULD TRIGGER THAT, I KNOW YOU CAN'T COME UP WITH EVERY, UH, SOLUTION TO EVERY SITUATION, BUT SOMETHING THAT WOULD GIVE YOU SOME MODELS TO POINT TO AS WHAT YOU'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, MAYBE SOME OF THE EXAMPLES OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN SO DISTURBED BY COMMENTED ABOUT THAT, IF THAT'S A POSSIBILITY IN YOUR FUTURE PRESENTATIONS,

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RIGHT.

EXAMPLES WOULD BE, WOULD BE HELPFUL.

UM, AND JUST TO KIND OF GIVE AN IDEA GENERALLY, UM, YOU KNOW, THE CHANGES TO THE STREET, UM, THE, THE STREET CROSS-SECTIONS HAVE OCCURRED ACROSS EVERY TYPE OF STREET.

SO OUR EXISTING TCM PREVIOUSLY, UM, EVEN AT THE LOCAL STREET LEVEL ONLY INCLUDED 10 FEET BEHIND THE CURB.

AND WE KNOW THAT THAT'S NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO BUILD INADEQUATE SIDEWALK AS WELL AS INCLUDE A STREET TREE, UM, TO PROVIDE SHADE AS WELL AS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, UH, AND, UM, AND, AND HEATING.

SO JUST STARTING WITH THE LEVEL ONE STREET, UM, THERE'S ADDITIONAL SPACE THAT'S NEEDED TO INCORPORATE THESE IDEAL CONDITIONS, UM, OF A WIDER SIDEWALK AND A STREET TREE.

UM, AND SO AS IT RELATES TO OUR LEVEL TWO STREETS, UM, I DID INCLUDE A EXAMPLE OF THAT ON SLIDE 23, UM, TO EXPLAIN, UM, OR TO, TO SHOW WHAT A RAISED BICYCLE FACILITY LOOKS LIKE.

UM, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, UM, UH, WE'VE STARTED INCORPORATING INTO OUR, INTO OUR CORRIDOR, UM, PLANS.

UM, AND THERE'S ONLY A FEW TO SEE AN AUSTIN.

HOWEVER, THE IDEA IS THAT, UM, INSTEAD OF HAVING A BICYCLE FACILITY IN THE STREET, UM, PERHAPS BEHIND, UM, A FLEXIBLE POST IT'S ACTUALLY BEHIND THE CURB, UM, IN A PROTECTED SPACE, UM, ABOVE THE STREET LEVEL.

SO, UM, IN INSTANCES WHERE WE DO HAVE A SPACE AND WE HAVE THE FUNDING TO DO IT, UM, THOSE ARE THE CONDITIONS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO START SEEING INSTEAD OF IN STREET FACILITIES.

I GUESS THE QUESTION IS IF IT'S AN OLDER ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD THERE, THEIR CONCERN SEEMED TO BE THE DAM, THE PRINCIPAL DAMAGE TO THEIR LARGE TREES AND SPACE, RIGHT? SO ON THOSE STREETS, UM, THEY'RE, THEY'RE LARGELY FIRST THERE LARGELY ISN'T A CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT OR FUNDING THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO EVEN ENTERTAIN SUCH AN INVESTMENT.

UM, SO THESE TYPES OF IMPROVEMENTS ARE, ARE, ARE MADE PRIMARILY THROUGH OPERATING FUNDS AND ARE, AND ARE MADE, UM, WITHIN THE EXISTING SPACE WE HAVE.

SO YOU'LL SEE THAT, UM, BASED ON THE OLD STANDARDS, THERE JUST ISN'T ENOUGH SPACE TO HAVE IT ALL.

UM, WE CAN'T HAVE PARKING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET AS WELL AS BICYCLE FACILITIES IN MANY CASES.

SO THAT'S WHERE THROUGH THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, EACH, UM, RESIDENT IS NOTIFIED A PUBLIC, UH, ENGAGEMENT EFFORT IS CONDUCTED TO, UM, TO COLLECT FEEDBACK ON MULTIPLE SCENARIOS BEFORE, BEFORE ONE IS IMPLEMENTED, INCLUDING AN OPTION TO DO NOTHING.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION.

I THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED MOSTLY BECAUSE OF THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN AND I, YOU CAN EASILY DEAL WITH THAT, BUT, UM, I THINK THEY'RE JUST LOOKING FOR THAT COMFORT TO UNDERSTAND IT, RIGHT.

THE DETAILS ARE THAT.

THANKS, COLE.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER BOOKS.

YES.

UH, DID SOMEBODY ELSE HAD THEIR HAND RAISED WHO WAS BEFORE ME OR AFTER YOU IT'LL ALL RIGHT.

UM, THE EXAMPLE YOU CHOSE, UH, WHERE YOUR VERY FIRST EXAMPLE OF CHANGING CLASSIFICATIONS IN THE STREET OF COURSE, IS ONE THAT'S WITH AN EASY WALKING DISTANCE OF MY HOUSE.

I KNOW, I KNOW IT WELL.

AND WHAT I ALSO KNOW IS THAT BEGINNING THIS YEAR, THEY'RE WIDENING SPICEWOOD SPRINGS ROAD MORE THAN DOUBLING ITS CAPACITY.

AND ALL OF THAT ADDITIONAL CAPACITY WILL END UP GOING THROUGH THE INTERSECTION OF THAT SEGMENT OF MESA AND SPICEWOOD SPRINGS ROAD.

NOW, MOST OF IT, I THINK WE'LL CONTINUE ON SPICEWOOD SPRINGS ROAD, BUT I WAS JUST, THE ODDS ARE PRETTY HIGH OF THAT MORE TRAFFIC ENDS UP GOING ON THE

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SEGMENT THAT WAS SHOWN.

SO MY QUESTION IS FOR INCREASING, FOR POSSIBLY INCREASING THE CAPACITY OR THE PEDESTRIAN PROTECTIONS OF THAT SECTION THAT YOU SHOW FROM A, FROM A PEDESTRIAN, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHY WHAT'S THE OVERALL PROCESS.

UM, WELL, SO YOU MENTIONED IT WAS GOING TO BE UPGRADED TO, OR I'M NOT SURE IF THERE'S A DIRECTION TO IT.

IT WAS GOING TO BECOME LEVEL THREE.

OKAY.

BUT THERE WAS NO FUNDING TO DO ANYTHING JUST TO TALK ABOUT THAT, THAT SECTION IN PARTICULAR, UM, THAT SECTION ON MESA ALREADY IS TWO LANES WITH A CENTER TURN LANE.

OKAY.

SO THE FUTURE CONDITION PROPOSED TO KEEP IT THE SAME.

HOWEVER, THE UPDATED TCM STANDARDS SAYS THAT WE SHOULD CONVERT CENTER TURN LANES TO RES MEDIANS WITH TURN BAYS.

UM, AND THAT IS LARGELY WHAT'S CONSIDERED AN ACCESS MANAGEMENT PROJECT FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS.

UM, THAT ALSO IMPROVES, UH, THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC WHEN YOU HAVE CONSISTENT, UM, UH, RELIABLE TRAVEL, UM, WITHOUT, UM, CRASH, UM, CRASHES, FAIRING FROM LEFT TURN CONFLICTS.

UM, BUT SO WHAT I GUESS WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THAT, UM, IF THE CAPACITY THAT YOU'RE ASKING IS VEHICULAR, WE WOULD WANT TO USE THE STREET NETWORK AMENDMENT PROCESS, THE PLANNING PROCESS TO IDENTIFY WHERE WE COULD POTENTIALLY EXPAND ROADWAYS TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL VEHICLE CAPACITY, BUT OTHERWISE, UM, WHAT WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT IS MORE OF A PROJECT LEVEL CONSIDERATION THAT IS DONE, UM, THROUGH OUR LOCAL MOBILITY, UM, PROGRAMS LIKE THE SIDEWALK PROGRAM OR OUR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

AND THEY WOULD BE LOOKING AT HOW TO PROVIDE, UH, THE APPROPRIATE PEDESTRIAN OR BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE, UM, WITHIN THIS AREA.

UM, SO THE S AND P DOESN'T HAVE TO CAPTURE THAT PROJECT LEVEL OF DETAIL.

UM, BUT THAT'S WHERE IT, IT WOULD OCCUR AFTER THEY S AND P IS THROUGH THOSE PROGRAMS. YEAH.

THERE'S ALREADY NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERN THAT INTERSECTION, UH, SPICEWOOD SPRINGS AND MESA ALREADY HAS A SIGNIFICANT ACCIDENT RATE.

AND NOW THERE'S GOING TO BE 6,000 ADDITIONAL CARS A DAY HEADING THROUGH IT.

SO IT'S PROBABLY A VERY GOOD CANDIDATE TO DO SOMETHING.

OKAY.

COMMISSIONER WHEELER.

HELLO.

THANK YOU.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES, I'M USING THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

SO, UM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

I SAW EARLY ON, ON AN EARLY SLIDE THAT IT SHOWED BY 2039.

THE TARGET IS FOR 50 50, UM, FOR COMMUTE TRIPS TO BE, UM, NOT SINGLE CAR.

AND I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN, WHICH IS TARGETING 2030 FOR TRIPS TO USE 50 50 FOR TRIPS TO BE NON SINGLE CAR.

AND I MEAN, IT'S NICE BEING AROUND PEOPLE WHO ALL AGREE THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL AND IS A DIRE EMERGENCY.

AND SO HOW CAN WE BE EVEN MORE AMBITIOUS THAN 2039? RIGHT.

THAT'S A GOOD, UM, IT'S A, IT'S A GOOD POINT.

UM, FOR US TO KEEP PUSHING FOR MORE, UM, 50 50 WAS SOMETHING THAT, UM, WE REALIZED EARLY ON, UM, DOING THE MATH IS THAT JUST ACCOMPLISHING 50 50 NAMES THAT WE WOULD, WE WOULD MAINTAIN THE SAME NUMBER OF VEHICLES, UM, IN 2039 AS THERE ARE TODAY.

SO WE WOULD HAVE EFFECTIVELY GROUND FOR 20 YEARS AND ABSORBED ALL OF THAT GROWTH WITHOUT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF CARS ON THE ROAD.

SO THAT'S JUST KIND OF KEEPING, UM, KEEPING IT THE SAME, UH, FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE.

HOWEVER, UM, WORKING WITH OFFICES, SUSTAINABILITY, WE HAVE TALKED A LOT ABOUT, UM, UH, NOT JUST DRIVING TO WORK, BUT ALL TRIGGERS.

SO THE THING THAT WE UNDERSTAND IS THAT, UM, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OUR ABILITY TO HELP PEOPLE GET OUT OF THEIR CAR TO DRIVE, TO GO TO WORK WOULD ALSO HELP PEOPLE GET OUT OF THEIR CAR FOR RECREATIONAL TRIPS, UM, OR OTHER TRIPS THAT, THAT THEY'RE

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CONDUCTING THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

SO THEY'RE, THEY'RE, UM, THEY'RE, UH, UH, COMPLIMENTARY GOALS, BUT YEAH, WE, UM, I THINK ESTABLISHING A 50 50 MODE SHARE WAS A HUGE ADVANCEMENT FROM WHAT WE WERE USED TO.

UM, BUT WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW TO PUSH IT FURTHER.

RIGHT.

BUT YOU DON'T THERE'S NO, UM, YOU MEAN JUST RUNNING THE NUMBERS, THERE'S NO WAY TO PULL 20, 39 INTO 20 34, 20 35 FOR A GOAL.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

UM, IT'S AN ASPIRATIONAL GOAL.

UM, SO IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE WANT TO KEEP A TRACK OF AS AN INDICATOR, YOU KNOW, HOW ARE WE TRENDING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? UM, ARE WE DOING ENOUGH? UM, I THINK, UM, WE'VE MADE, WE'VE MADE HUGE PROGRESS, UM, SINCE 2016 WITH OUR, WITH OUR MOBILITY BOND FUNDS, UM, THAT WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE.

UM, AND THEN WITH THE SUCCESSFUL REFERENDUM WITH PROJECT CONNECT IN 2020, UM, WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE, UM, HUGE EFFORTS TOWARDS ACHIEVING THAT GOAL.

UM, SO IT'S HARD TO TELL, UM, YOU KNOW, OVERNIGHT WE ACCOMPLISHED OUR GOAL WHEN THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED AND EVERYONE WAS SENT HOME.

UM, THEY, THERE WAS NOT WORKING OR THEY WERE WORKING FROM HOME WITH THOSE PEOPLE THAT DID HAVE TO GET TO WHERE THEY COULDN'T WORK FROM HOME.

UM, UM, STILL HAD TO GET THERE SOMEHOW, BUT NONETHELESS OVERNIGHT WE SAW A 50 50 MODE SHARE HAPPEN.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE HOW, HOW, HOW IT, UM, WHERE IT GOES WHEN MORE, UM, INFRASTRUCTURE COMES ONLINE TO SUPPORT OUR, OUR, UH, UH, MULTIMODAL MODES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I KNOW THERE ARE PROBABLY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE, UH, QUITE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THIS TOPIC.

SO, UH, MR. PARKS, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WRANGLE THAT CAUSE I DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE THE LIST.

I JUST WANT TO SET UP A EXPECTATION FOR FOLKS.

I THINK WE HAVE 37 OR 38 FOLKS SIGNED UP.

WE WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE A MINUTE.

UM, AT LEAST A MINUTE, IF YOU NEED TO FINISH YOUR SENTENCES, THAT'S FINE.

PLEASE BE COGNIZANT THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE.

AND IF YOU TAKE A LOT OF TIME, ESPECIALLY TO JUST REPEAT WHAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS ALREADY SAID, IT'S GOING TO BE 45 MINUTES FROM NOW, BEFORE WE GET BACK INTO DISCUSSION, WHICH IS FINE IF THAT'S, IF THAT'S WHAT IT NEEDS TO BE, BUT JUST MAKE SURE YOU'RE BEING CONCISE AND VALUABLE IN YOUR INPUT.

AND WITH THAT, CHRIS, DO YOU HAVE A WAY TO WRANGLE THAT LIST? UH, HELLO, COLIN USERS.

UM, THIS IS CITY HALL AAV.

WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND UNMUTE EVERYONE IF YOU COULD, UM, MUTE YOURSELVES AND WAIT FOR YOUR TURN TO SPEAK AND UNMUTE THEN, UM, IF YOU'D GET, FORGET TO UNMUTE, WE GET BLEED OVER IN THE SOUND AND I'LL HAVE TO MUTE YOU.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE EVERYONE THE CONTROL TO DO IT RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU.

AND WE SEE THEM ON A LIST OR WE'LL JUST HEAR THE VOICE.

SO WE SHOULD, WE SHOULD HEAR EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE, WHICH WILL BE AT THE COFFEE OF JUST AMAZINGNESS AFTER THAT.

UM, I WILL CALL ON, UH, THE SPEAKER LIST THAT I HAVE HERE.

UH, THIS LIST WILL BE RED AND NOW CITIZENS, IF YOU COULD MUTE YOURSELVES, WE CAN GET STARTED WITH CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS.

OKAY.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND START READING OFF THIS LIST.

UM, SIMPLY WHEN I I'LL CALL YOUR NAME AND THEN YOU CAN UNDO YOURSELF AND WE CAN BEGIN, UH, THE TRANSITION.

OH, DID WE HAVE, UM, MINUTES SET UP ON THE, GIVE US ONE MOMENT AND I'LL LET US, I'LL LET YOU ALL KNOW WHEN WE'RE GOING TO GET STARTED.

ALL RIGHT.

SO NOW WE'LL BEGIN TO CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS WITH THIS ITEM.

UH, CARMEN, HOUSTON, IF YOU CAN UNMUTE YOURSELF,

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CARMEN, THE HOUSTON MOVING ON PAUL HOFFMAN, PAUL HOFFMAN.

SHE KNOW THAT THAT PERSON IS THERE.

THEY'RE JUST NOT BEING ADMITTED.

IT LOOKS LIKE HE'S THERE, BUT HE'S NOT BEING A NEEDED.

OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON JOSEPH REYNOLDS, CHRISTOPHER LAST TIME.

AND IT HELPED WHEN WE REPEATED THE INSTRUCTIONS OF LIKE THE SEQUENCE OF BUTTONS TO PRESS WHEN THEY NEED TO UNMUTE THEMSELVES.

SURE.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

IF YOU, FOR CITIZENS THAT ARE WAITING TO SPEAK, IF YOU HIT STAR, UM, AND THEN SIX, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO UNMUTE YOURSELF.

APOLOGIES FOR THAT.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL GO BACK TO THE PAUL HOFFMAN WHO I BELIEVE WE HAVE GIVE US A MOMENT.

WE WERE HAVING DIFFICULTY.

IF THAT WAS MR. HOFFMAN, WE'RE HAVING DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING.

SO THEY'RE A LITTLE TECHNICAL AND NINJITSU TO SEE IF THEY CAN SOLVE THIS, OR MAYBE MULTIPLE PEOPLE UNMUTED AND WE'RE TRYING TO SPEAK AT THE SAME TIME.

SO WE'RE LOOKING THROUGH THE LIST RIGHT NOW TO SEE IF WE CAN FIND A MATCH BETWEEN PHONE NUMBERS WHO HAVE CALLED IN AND PHONE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO'VE SIGNED UP SO WE CAN EXPECT THEM TO UNMUTE AND STEVENS AND STEPHENS.

HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN.

OKAY, GREAT.

UM, I'M A HOMEOWNER ON THE CORNER OF EDGEMONT DRIVE AND MOUNT VNL DRIVE.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF ROUGHLY 50 PLUS AND GROWING CONCERN, HOMEOWNERS ON EDGEMONT, MADRONA, GLEN ROSE, AND THE SURROUNDING CIRCLES AND STREETS.

UM, WE OBVIOUSLY RECENTLY LEARNED THE EDGEMONT DRIVE WAS FROM A LEVEL ONE TO A LEVEL TWO STREET AND THE ASM P PLAN.

AND WE'RE AGAINST THOSE PROPOSED CHANGES IN ANY REQUEST SUFFOCATION OF OUR STREET TO A HIGHER LEVEL FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

UM, EDGEMONT IS A QUIET RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD WITH MINIMAL PASS THROUGH TRAFFIC.

OTHER THAN THOSE THAT LIVE ON THE STREET, THE NUMBER OF CYCLISTS WHO RIDE THE STREET IS NOMINAL AND UNCONGESTED THE CURRENT 50 FOOT ROW, EASILY ACCOMMODATES CARS, BICYCLISTS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD FOOT TRAFFIC.

WE ALSO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF HERITAGE OAK TREES WHOSE ROOT SYSTEMS WOULD BE COMPLETELY DESTROYED IF ADDITIONAL ROW WAS A PR A RIGHT OF WAY WAS APPROVED.

AND FINALLY YARDS CENSUS HOMES WOULD ALL BE DRAMATICALLY IMPACTED BY A CHANGE TO A LEVEL TWO RIGHT AWAY.

UM, WE HAVE SEEN THE UPDATED MAP FROM YESTERDAY AND IT APPEARS THAT OUR STREET IS BACK TO A LEVEL ONE AT THIS TIME, BUT WE ALSO REALIZED THAT THAT'S DEFINITELY, I'LL GIVE YOU A TIME.

HAS EXPIRED, PLEASE FINISH YOUR LAST THOUGHT.

YES.

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OKAY.

UM, WE REALIZED THAT THIS IS STAFF COMMENTS, NOT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE COMMISSIONER NOR PRESENTATIONS FROM THE COUNCIL.

WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE COMMISSION'S OFFICIAL POSITION IS, AND ALSO HOW SINGLE FAMILY HOME OWNERS CAN BE INFORMED OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IMPLICATIONS FOR WIDE WAY CHANGES IN THE FUTURE.

UM, IF WE DON'T KNOW A CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS OR OTHER PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT THAT WOULD AFFECT THE RIGHT OF WAY OR THE LEVEL, THE STREET LEVEL CHANGES.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

NEXT WE HAVE SUSAN KAUFMAN, SUSAN KAUFMAN.

YES.

AS SUSAN CROSSMAN, CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN HEAR YOU.

YES.

I'M ALSO ON THE EDGE MONT GLEN ROSE AND MADRONA AREA.

AND I GOT A QUESTION AS FAR AS NEW DEVELOPMENT GOING ON, THAT IS THE NEW DEVELOPMENT HAS TO BE ON THE SPECIFIC STREET OR CAN IT BE A NEARBY AREA? THAT IS, THAT IS MY MAIN QUESTION.

OKAY.

WE ARE GOING TO LISTEN TO ALL THE COMMENTS I'M WRITING DOWN THE QUESTIONS AND WE WILL MAKE SURE TO GET BACK TO THAT QUESTION WITH MR. KITTEN AT THE END OF THE COMMENTS.

THANK YOU.

YEP.

CITIZENS.

IF YOU COULD, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL I CALL YOUR NAME AND THEN PLEASE UNMUTE YOURSELVES.

UM, FOR NOW EVERYONE PLEASE REMAIN MUTED.

UM, IT JUST MAKES THE PROCESS A LITTLE BIT MORE COMPLICATED WHEN EVERYONE UNMUTES THEMSELVES.

SO AGAIN, PLEASE MUTE YOURSELVES FOR THE TIME BEING WHEN I CALL YOU ON YOUR NAME, WE WILL UNMUTE PLEASE GO ON UNMUTE SO THAT WE CAN PROCEED.

NEXT UP WE HAVE LOLA PAGE LOLA PAGE, LOLA PAGERS THAT YOU, YOU WANT TO TRY ONE MORE TIME? NOPE.

NATALIE, NATALIE SAWS, WAIT MARK SEGER.

THIS IS MARK.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS MARK STEGER AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK THE CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF FOR OPENLY ENGAGING WITH THE RESIDENTS OF THE HISTORIC JUDGES HILL NEIGHBORHOOD TO SOLICIT AND INCORPORATE CITIZEN FEEDBACK DURING ROUND ONE, UH, BY RETURNING SAN GABRIEL AND WEST 17TH STREET IN THE 7, 8, 7 0 1 ZIP CODE, THE LEVEL ONE AS OF YESTERDAY, THE MEN DID A S AND P DRAFT, WHICH I VERY MUCH APPLAUD OUR ESTABLISHED RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD CAN NOW CONTINUE TO SUPPORT WITH COMPETENCE, THE IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE IN AUSTIN BY PRESERVING OUR OLD GROWTH TREE CANOPY.

AND THE MORE THAN 23 HISTORIC NATIONALS, STATE, AND CITY LANDMARK PROPERTIES ALONG THESE STREETS.

THANK YOU TO EACH OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND FOR INCORPORATING OUR SUGGESTED CHANGES.

AND YESTERDAY'S AMENDED DRAFT BY RETURNING SAN GABRIEL AND WEST 17TH STREET TO LEVEL ONE.

THANK YOU.

PERFECT TIMING.

ELIZABETH WEB ELIZABETH WEB RENEE.

SETTLOR CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN.

OKAY.

I'M SPEAKING TO EXPRESS MY DESIRE

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TO KEEP PAYING AN AVENUE WITH THE LEVEL ONE STREET.

I REALIZED THAT IT'S BEEN TAKEN OFF THE MAP, BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S A PERMANENT ART STREET HAS A STRONG COMMUNITY.

IT'S QUIET, EXCEPT FOR RIGHT NOW, THE KIDS ARE HAVING A MARDI GRAS PARADE HAD FREQUENT GATHERINGS AMONGST NEIGHBORS AND HAS LOW TRAFFIC FLOWS.

I STRONGLY OPPOSE REQUEST TIME PAIN AS A LEVEL TWO TWO-THREE YOU DO NOT WANT MORE TRAFFIC INCLUDING FOLLOWED BY TRAFFIC ALONG OUR STREET.

WE STRONGLY OPPOSED BIKE LANES ON PAIN, HAVING BIKES DISPERSED THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS THEY ARE NOW, AS OPPOSED TO DESTROYING INTEGRITY OF DESIGNATED STREETS IS LESS THAN TRUTH.

IT'S IN SAFER FOR THOSE OF US LIVING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE DON'T WANT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO SIMPLY BECOME A SERIES OF HIGH TRAFFIC ALTERNATIVE FOR BIKES AND CARS.

PEDANT CROSS TOWN, BIKE LANES REDUCED PARKING RESULTING AND EXPANDING OFF STREET.

PARKING.

THIS INCREASES IMPERVIOUS COVER.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS BECOMING MUCH MORE DENSE WITH MOSTLY WITH TWO UNITS PER LOT IS, IS DENSITY INCREASES.

WE'RE ALREADY EXPERIENCING FLOODING BECAUSE OF PEOPLE BUILDING MORE OFF-STREET PARKING.

WE CAN HANDLE MORE FLOOD WATER.

WE CAN'T HANDLE MORE CLASSICS.

LEAVE OUR STREETS.

THOMAS EXPIRED.

PLEASE FINISH YOUR THOUGHT.

UM, WE WOULD LIKE PAINT TO BE PERMANENTLY TAKEN OUT OF CONSIDERATION AS A LEVEL TWO STREET.

IT IS THE PERFECT LEVEL ONE STREET.

THANK YOU.

NEXT.

WE HAVE MEGAN MAZIN BOT.

HI COMMISSIONER.

THANK YOU FOR HEARING US THIS EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO AUSTIN.

I WANTED TO POINT OUT TO YOU AND EVERYONE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL IS GOING TO BE MEETING ABOUT.

UM, CODE CHANGES CONCERNING THE RIGHTS OF WAY, AND THAT INCLUDES, UM, PAYMENT IN LIEU OF WATER QUALITY TREATMENT, UM, IN MANY ZONES AND, UM, APPLICABLE ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS ARE CHANGED AS WELL AS THE DEFINITION OF A SITE AREA FOR PROJECTS IN THE RIGHT OF WAY.

SO I HOPE EVERYBODY WILL LOOK AT THAT ITEM 28 AND, UM, TO THE STAFF.

I THINK THAT YOUR OUTREACH TO THE PEOPLE, UH, HAS MANY ADMIRABLE QUALITIES, BUT I THINK THAT THE, THE WEBSITE WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR MANY PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY OLDER PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HAVE UP-TO-DATE BIG PROGRAMS AND BIG COMPUTERS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE IPHONES AND IPADS ONLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, DON SKINNER, DON SKINNER, BETTY OLTORF I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

I'M CALLING TO VOICE MY CONCERN ABOUT THE CHANGE IN, UH, FROM LEVEL ONE TO LEVEL TWO FOR WINDSOR, UH, SOUTH OF EXPOSITION.

UM, UH, I CANNOT IMAGINE WHY NAMED US IF I'M, IF I WAS READING THE ASM P MAP CORRECTLY, THE THEY, THE, THE PLAN IS TO WIDEN IT TO 84 FEET RIGHT AWAY.

UH, IN ORDER TO DO THAT, YOU WOULD HAVE TO CONFISCATE MOST PEOPLE'S FRONT LAWNS IN ORDER TO DO THAT.

UH, I WOULD THINK THAT THE COST OF DEWAYNE IS WITH FAR OUTWEIGH THE BENEFIT.

FURTHERMORE, THERE IS ALREADY A PUBLIC SIDEWALK THERE THAT IS BEING USED, UH, BY, UM, WALKERS AND PEOPLE WITH STROLLERS KIDS WALKING TO THE SEVERAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THAT ARE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

UM, UH, WE'VE GOT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF NOT ONLY PRIVATE, BUT ALSO PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE WOULD HAVE TO COME OUT, UH, SUCH AS LANDSCAPING SENSES, SPRINKLER SYSTEMS, STORM DAM,