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[1. Approve the minutes of the Mobility Committee meeting of May 28, 2020.]

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I HAVE A, UM, MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 28TH MEETING.

SO MY AND THAT'S MARYELLA SECONDS ALL IN FAVOR.

I WILL JUST APPROVE THAT BY ACCLAMATION.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

SO, UM, I THINK, I THINK TO GET STARTED, I FIRST SAY THAT OUR STREET IMPACT FEE ITEM HAS BEEN, UM, AT STAFF'S REQUEST AND OUR PROJECT CONNECT ITEM IS POSTPONED ALSO.

SO WHAT WE'RE GOING OVER TODAY IS THE, THE, UM, ASM P UM, POLICIES IN CHAPTER SIX RELATED TO COORDINATED HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION.

UH, WE'RE ALSO GOING OVER, UM, TO GET AN UPDATE ON OPTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING AND FUNDING, ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER THE BEAST CYCLE SYSTEM UPDATE, UH, WITH THE NEW CAPITAL METRO CITY OF AUSTIN PARTNERSHIP.

SO I

[6. BCycle system update: new Capital Metro/City of Austin partnership.]

THINK I'D LIKE TO START WITH THAT LAST ONE ON B CYCLE, BECAUSE I KNOW THOSE WERE ONE, THOSE WERE TWO THAT, UM, COUNCIL MEMBERS, UM, ALTER AND, UH, FINALLY GET HER MORE FAMILIAR WITH.

SO, UM, SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND START WITH THAT STAFF AND THEN, UH, HOPEFULLY THEY'LL BE FREE BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE OTHER ITEMS. SO, UM, DO WE HAVE STAFF TO PRESENT TO US? UM, THERE'S ALSO AN ITEM POSTED.

THERE'S A PRESENTATION POSTED IN BACKUP.

WHAT I NUMBER IS THIS, THIS IS ITEM NUMBER SIX.

WE HAVE STAFF THAT'S GOING TO PRESENT TO US, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, KITCHEN, UH, PEPPER TOWN AND, UH, CUSTOMER RAIL.

IS THIS JASON? JOHN.

MICHAEL, CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME NOW? YES.

OKAY, GREAT.

AND, UM, CTM, UM, DO WE HAVE, I'VE GOT ONE SLOT.

GREAT.

UM, SO I'LL MAKE THIS BRIEF, UH, AND OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS, UH, AS, AS INDICATED, UH, CUSTOMER KITCHEN.

UM, WE'VE, UH, THIS IS A REPORT BACK FROM OUR LAST MOBILITY COMMITTEE ANYWHERE, UH, THROUGH COUNCIL ACTION COUNCIL APPROVED, UH, ATD TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF AN INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CAP METRO ON HOW TO BETTER OPERATE AND CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE AUSTIN BCYCLE SYSTEM.

UM, AND THAT'S WHAT I'M HEARING TO RUN, OR WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AS A REALLY GREAT, UH, COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE'VE CREATED WITH, WITH CAPITAL.

METRO HAS THE ELECTRIC BIKE SYSTEM OF THE FUTURE OF AUSTIN, WHERE WE USED TO SUPPORT TRANSIT AS WELL AS MOBILITY FOR ALL WITHIN, WITHIN THE REGION.

UH, WE'VE ENTERED INTO A SEVEN YEAR, UH, IN A LOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CAP METRO, UH, SET UP A COMMITTEE WITH REPRESENTATION FROM BOTH AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, CAPITOL NATURAL AND BIKE BIKESHARE OF AUSTIN, UM, TO BE FORMED, TO MAKE THE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SYSTEM.

UM, ATD WILL NEED AUTHORIZATION IN THE FUTURE IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD WITH PURCHASING THE E-BIKES.

UH, I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT TREK WAS THE NETHERLAND ENOUGH TO, UM, THAT ON LOAN THROUGH AN E BIKE PILOT 200 OR 175 BIKES TO THE CITY OF BOSTON AND 25 PURCHASED BY BICYCLE SHARE OF AUSTIN, UH, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THAT HOT, UH, THIS, UH, THIS, UH, RCA SHOULD BE COMING TO YOU GUYS IN OCTOBER.

AND THIS WILL BE FOR US TO MAKE GOOD ON THAT PILOT WITH, WITH TRACK AND PURCHASE THE 200 BIKES THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN THE SYSTEM, WHICH I THINK WE'VE ALL SEEN NOW.

UM, AS PART OF THAT CAP, METRO IS ALSO BRINGING ON A CONSULTANT TO WORK WITH, UH, THE CITY CAP, METRO AND BICYCLE SHARE OF AUSTIN, THE PLAN, THE EXPANSION OF THE SYSTEM OVER THE LIFE OF THE ILA.

THIS WILL SUPPORT AN EQUITABLE ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION IN A SHARED ENVIRONMENT AND IMPROVE THE COORDINATION OF STATION PLACEMENT AS WELL AS MAXIMIZE THE ACCESS TO TRANSIT, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, BUT WITHOUT ADDING

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THE FIRST, UH, THE RIGHT TYPE OF FIRST AND LAST MILE SOLUTIONS FOR THIS, UH, FOR THIS INITIATIVE, THIS MOVE WILL ALSO, UH, CONTINUE TO SUPPORT, EXCUSE ME, THE, THE, THE ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM FOR VISITORS AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION USERS.

UM, A LITTLE BIT OF DETAIL ON THAT AS AN OUTPUT OF THIS PLANNING EFFORT, WE, WE WERE LOOKING TO BRING MY REQUEST FOR INCREASED CONTRACT AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE E-BIKES OVER THE SEVEN YEAR TIMEFRAME OF THE ILA AND THAT STATE, AND AS WELL AS STATIONS AND THERE'S NEW STATIONS, WHICH I DESCRIBED IN LAST, THE LAST MOBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING THIS CONTRACT AUTHORITY WILL GIVE US THE, UH, THE ABILITY TO LEVERAGE THE COMBINED ASSETS AND RESOURCES OF CAPITAL METRO BICYCLE, SHARE OF AUSTIN ON DEVELOPER FUNDING, WHICH WAS IDENTIFIED IN PREVIOUS YEARS TO USE FOR, FOR PURCHASE OF E-BIKES AND STATIONS, AS WELL AS FUTURE BUDGET APPROVALS AND OTHER INITIATIVES THAT IN THE FUTURE THAT HELPED PURCHASE THESE E-BIKES AND THE STATIONS.

AND, AND WITH THAT, THAT'S REALLY THE END OF MY UPDATE IS TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW THAT WE'VE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATION WITH THE CAP METRO AND THAT WE'RE, WE'RE IN A PLACE OF I'M READY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THAT ILA.

UM, THE NEXT STEP IS FOR US TO START THE OVERALL CONVERSION OF THE FLEET, UM, FROM PEDALING TO ELECTRIC ASSIST, UH, THESE E-BIKES, UM, THIS WILL BRING, UH, 200, THE FIRST ONE IN OCTOBER WE'LL WE'LL CONVERT THE 200 THAT WE HAVE IN TOWN.

UM, THAT LEAVES ABOUT 520 OR SO REMAINING EBIKES OF PART OF THE CURRENT FLEET TO, UM, TO STILL NEED TO BE CONVERTED OVER TO TWO E-BIKES.

AND, UH, WE'LL BE PRESENTING A, UH, UH, A REPORT THAT LAYS OUT WHAT WE THINK WOULD BE THE NATURAL CONVERSION RATE OVER TIME, UH, OF THAT SEVEN YEAR AGREEMENT TO SEE THE, THE, UM, THE OVERALL CONVERSION OF E-BIKES THE ADDITION OF THE NEW BICYCLE STATIONS, AND THEN ULTIMATELY, UM, A ROADMAP THAT WILL HOPEFULLY LEAD TOWARDS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2014 BICYCLE PLAN THAT WAS ADOPTED BY COUNSELING.

UM, THAT'S A PRETTY, PRETTY, UM, BIG GOAL LOFTY GOAL.

UM, THAT THAT GOAL WOULD, WOULD, UM, WOULD BE WELL SERVED UNDER THE SEVEN YEAR ILA OF CONVERTING THE REMAINING OF THE FLEET, WHICH WOULD BE ABOUT $1.3 MILLION.

IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE'D BE ASKING FOR IN OCTOBER, UM, THEN PAST THAT IT'S REALLY A DETERMINATION OF HOW WE BEGIN EXPANDING THE FLEET IN ORDER TO, UH, CONTINUE TO INCENTIVIZE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, OTHER THE HEALTHY MODES OF TRANSPORTATION THAT ARE NOT SINGLE OCCUPANT VEHICLE, THAT ALL CLOSING UP QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER ELLIS.

THIS IS VERY EXCITING.

EVERY TIME THIS TOPIC COMES UP, I GET, I GET EXCITED ABOUT IT.

UM, CAN YOU, UH, TELL ME IF THE INTENT IS STILL TO EMERGE AND IN SAYING FOR THE PEOPLE UTILIZING THIS SERVICE SO THEY COULD, FOR INSTANCE, GET A WEEK LONG PASS MAYBE, OR A WEEKEND PASS IF THEY'RE VISITING AND TO BE ABLE TO RIDE THE BUS AND USE THE BIKES.

IS THAT STILL PART OF THE PROCESS YOU'RE LOOKING AT? THAT IS, AND IN FACT, MY COLLEAGUE, CHAD VALENTINE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IF, UH, I THINK HE'S BEEN ADDED AS A PANELIST BY CTM.

CHAD, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO INTO SOME DETAIL RELATED TO THE FAIR COMPONENT PIECE THAT WE WORKED OUT? ABSOLUTELY GOOD AFTERNOON.

Y'ALL IT'S BEEN GREAT TO SEE YOU.

YEAH.

SO I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT HOW WE PLAN TO ROLL THIS OUT.

WE DO WANT TO OFFER EVERYTHING THAT'S CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED AS A, AS THE BIKE SHARE IS TODAY.

SO THEY NEED TO BE CYCLE THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY RUNNING AND THEY'RE CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO KEEP RUNNING THOSE AND KEEP OFFERING THOSE AS WELL AS, UM, NOW ALL WE'RE DOING IS ADDING A MIXED, UH, BIKE AND BUS PASS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO START WITH A DAY PASS AND A, UM, AND THEN A MONTHLY PASS, BETTER COMBINED.

YOU DO ONE PURCHASE AND YOU GET ALL THE ACCESS TO BUSES AND BIKES.

SO YOU CAN GO ALL OVER THE PLACE, SOME BUSES AND BIKES, WHEREVER YOU WANT, AND THEN SAME WITH THE MONTHLY PASS.

AND WE'RE STARTING WITH THAT.

AND THEN, UM, IF WE COULD CONTINUE TO ROLL IT OUT TO EXPAND IT EVEN MORE FROM THERE.

THAT'S GREAT.

AND THEN I THINK I REMEMBER A CONVERSATION AROUND BEING TOUCHLESS, WHETHER PEOPLE ARE GETTING AN ACTUAL NOTE CARD TO SCAN VERSUS HAVING AN APP ON THEIR PHONE, WHERE THEY'RE ABLE TO, HOW IS THAT WORKING? THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT THE TECHNOLOGY FOR RIGHT NOW.

WE STILL GOT SOME OF YOU HAVE, UH, THE, THE, THE TAGS THAT YOU CAN JUST TOUCH THE KIOSK WITH IN ORDER TO GET YOUR BIKE, OR, UM, MOST OF THE FOLKS WOULD HAVE THE CODE THAT YOU TYPE IN.

SO CURRENTLY

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THE WAY IT'LL ROLL OUT IS YOU'VE GOT TO TOUCH THE CODE AND TYPE IN THE CODE.

UM, BUT WE WILL BE ROLLING OUT A NEWER VERSION OF THOSE BIKES, UM, BY DOCK STATIONS VERSION 3.0, THOSE ARE NOT DONE YET, BUT WE HOPE TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST, UM, AREAS TO REALLY START INSTALLING THOSE.

AND THAT COULD GIVE US SOME MORE OPTIONS AS FAR AS TOUCH LIST, BUT, UM, BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE DETAILS YET ON THOSE, UNLESS JASON, JOHN, MICHAEL, HAS MORE OF THOSE DETAILS.

UH, NO, I THINK JEN AND I ARE IN DEEP, UH, WEEKLY, UH, CONVERSATIONS IN COORDINATION WITH ONE ANOTHER.

THE BIKES ARE BEING, UM, I MEAN THE, THE STATIONS ARE BEING, UH, MANUFACTURED BY B CYCLING AND MINNESOTA AND, UM, UM, ROLE WE'RE LOOKING TO PUT IN AN ORDER, UH, TO GET A FEW OF THEM DOWN HERE, HOPEFULLY IN TIME FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE REBRAND REBRAND AS, AS WE DO THAT.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS TO MENTION IS THAT OFFICIALLY THE REBRAND HASN'T HAPPENED YET.

UM, WE'RE, WE'RE LOOKING TO STRATEGIZE THE CORRECT DATE OF LAUNCH THAT ON.

UM, AND AS PART OF THAT, HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE A COUPLE OF STATIONS TO BE A PART OF THAT, THAT NEW LAUNCH OF THE METRO BIKE SYSTEM.

THAT'S REALLY EXCITING.

AND, AND MY LAST QUESTION I THINK WOULD BE ABOUT, ARE THE DOCKING STATIONS GOING TO KEEP BEING WHERE YOU SEE, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THEM TOGETHER, OR ARE YOU MOVING TO A MORE FLEXIBLE TYPE OF DOCKING STATION? SO PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO NECESSARILY, YOU KNOW, TRAVEL TO GO DOCK THEIR BIKE AND TO UNDOCK IT AGAIN, WHERE THEY, THERE MAY BE MORE FLEXIBLE STATIONS AS DEMAND CHANGES.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF DOC SHARED BICYCLE SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES IS WE'RE BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO ADD A MORE APPROPRIATELY CREATED THE, THE ABILITY TO DYNAMICALLY MOVE THINGS AROUND A LOT EASIER.

AND AS VERY FAMILIAR WITH THOSE 40 FOOT LONG STATIONS ARE SOMEWHAT CLUNKY FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM, ESPECIALLY AS TRAVEL PATTERNS CHANGE THROUGHOUT AUSTIN.

AND SO WE'RE LOOKING TO GO SMALLER AND BE MORE, UM, MORE DIRECT FOCUSED WITH THE TYPE OF WORK THAT WE'RE DOING AND WHERE WE PUT THESE STATIONS, UM, BEING A SMALLER STATION, IT GIVES US THE ABILITY TO REALLY, UM, DEPLOY THESE DEEPER INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS, WHICH WILL DEFINITELY HELP WITH, UH, FIRST MILE LAST MILE.

UM, THAT WILL THINK THAT'D BE REALLY HELPFUL.

I KNOW WE'RE NOT DOING FESTIVALS THIS YEAR, BUT I'M THINKING OF HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL ACL SOUTH BY TRIP FEST, TRYING TO BE ABLE TO REALLY MOBILIZE IN A WAY THAT ARE YOU, YOU KNOW, THAT, UM, THE POPULATION IS GOING TO BE, AND THERE'S GOING TO BE DEMAND FOR THOSE BIKES TO BE ABLE TO BE FLEXIBLE.

I THINK THAT'S REALLY INNOVATIVE WERE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A DOWNTOWN TRASHCAN.

UM, SO IT ALSO WORKS VERY WELL FOR THE, UM, THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY.

AND IT HELPS HOPEFULLY WILL HELP INCENTIVIZE MORE, UH, MORE MITIGATION OF SOME OF THOSE OTHER DEVELOPMENTS, BECAUSE WE WERE CREATING A, ANOTHER, ANOTHER METHODOLOGY AND TOOL TO PUT INTO THE TOOLBOX.

THAT'S GREAT.

I COULD TALK ALL DAY ABOUT IT, BUT I WON'T, I WANT TO SEE WHERE YOUR BIKE IS, BUT I KNOW IT WAS IT, I KNOW IT WAS BEHIND THE CLASS CLOSET.

OKAY.

LET'S SEE.

I MAY HAVE PRETENDED, DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NO QUESTIONS? I WILL SAY A SIMILAR BIKE TO PAGES AND THEY ARE ACTUALLY VERY HARD TO PUT ON THE BUSES.

I DIDN'T, I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT THAT WHEN I BOUGHT THAT PRETTY BIKE.

WELL, LET'S SEE.

SO I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW UP.

SO THIS IS, HAS TO DO WITH THE EXPANSION OF THE SYSTEM.

AND WHAT PROCESS DO YOU THINK YOU ALL WILL, WILL BE PURSUING? I THINK I REMEMBER YOU SAID ABOUT PULLING IN A CONSULTANT TO HELP THINK THROUGH THAT.

UM, CAN YOU SPEAK YET TO HOW WE MIGHT, UM, OR HOW YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT GETTING INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY ON WHERE THEY MIGHT LIKE TO JUST TO SEE, UM, MORE EXPANSION OF THE PROGRAM I'LL START, AND THEN I'LL PROBABLY ALSO TURN IT OVER TO, TO CHAT FOR SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

SO THE WAY THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO DO THAT IS WITH THIS, THIS INAUGURAL SETUP OF, OF OUR MANAGING OUR STEERING COMMITTEE, THAT'S MADE UP OF, UM, CHAD, MYSELF, LESS SOME OF OUR STAFF FROM, FROM, FROM THE, FROM BOTH SIDES, AS WELL AS, UH, REPRESENTATION FROM, UH, BICYCLE SHERIFF, AUSTIN, WHICH OBVIOUSLY HAS A LONG PEDIGREE OF, UM, UNDERSTANDING WHERE THE DEMANDS ARE AND ARE.

AND SO I THINK BETWEEN THE THREE OF US, WE REALLY BEGAN TO UNDERSTANDING WHAT ARE THOSE IMMEDIATE NEEDS AND AREAS THAT WE ARE IN FILL AREAS THAT WE CAN BEGIN FILLING IN, BUT THEN ULTIMATELY WITH, UM, YOU KNOW, LARGER PROGRAMS BEGIN UNDERSTANDING HOW WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE LARGER PROGRAMS,

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SUCH AS PROJECT NET TO BE ABLE TO, UM, UM, CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE FLEET.

UH, I THINK I MENTIONED IN THE PAST THAT, UM, CHAD AND I WENT AFTER A GRANT WITH TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, ATD SUPPORT, KENT METRO, AND THEN GOING AFTER THAT GRANT, THAT WOULD HELP WITH THE SYSTEM AS WELL.

UM, THE FACT THAT CHAD'S TAKING ON CAP METRO IS TAKING ON BRINGING ON A CONSULTANT.

NOW, I THINK HELPS US MAKE SURE THAT THAT STEERING COMMITTEE HAS MEANINGFUL WORK TO BE ABLE TO GIVE TO THAT CONSULTANT AND SETTING UP PLANNING OF WHAT WILL BE THAT, UM, OBVIOUSLY WE WILL BE GOING TO THE COMMUNITY, UH, MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, WE'RE GATHERING THE CORRECT, UH, INTAKE IN THE COMMUNITY AND WHERE, WHERE THE SERVICES NEED TO BE.

AND, UM, SOME OF THE GREAT WORK THAT THE CAP METRO AND US HAVE ALREADY DONE RELATED TO THAT APPLE AND ALL THE THINGS I THINK WILL HELP WITH THAT.

CHAD.

YEAH, I THINK I WOULD JUST, YEAH.

BUILD ON WHAT YOU SAID.

CAUSE, UH, BIKES ARE, BOSTON HAS BEEN GATHERING A LOT OF DATA ALREADY, AND SO WE'VE GOT THAT AND WE'RE GOING TO PLAN TO BE USING THAT DATA AS WELL.

SO EVERYTHING THEY'VE ALREADY DONE ALL THE WORK TO GATHER, BUT THEN WE'RE ALSO AT, LIKE JASON SAID, WE'RE GOING TO BE GETTING A CONSULTANT ONBOARD.

SO PART OF THAT IS GOING TO BE LOOKING AT HOW, YOU KNOW, WE'RE A GOOD AREAS FOR EXPANSION CRITERIA FOR EXPANSION, AND THEN ALSO HOW TO EFFECTIVELY GET GOOD FEEDBACK AND GOOD.

UM, DID DO GOOD COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

I THINK ONE OF THE AREAS THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED IS A SHORTCOMING IS THAT WE NEED TO, UM, DO MORE OUTREACH TO SPANISH SPEAKING COMMUNITIES AND NON NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS.

THAT'S AN AREA WHERE WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM, SO WE'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO LOOP SOME OTHER GROUPS INTO THAT, BUT THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO GET THE, UM, THE HELP FROM THE CONSULTANT TO REALLY GIVE US A GOOD COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THIS AND NOT JUST GO TO WHERE WE GOT THE MOST VOCAL PEOPLE, BUT ALSO WHERE THERE'S NEED AS WELL TO REALLY BALANCE OUT ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

AND THEN WE'LL DO IS LOOK AT THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT TO ENSURE THAT THAT ENVIRONMENT IS SUPPORTIVE OF ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AS WELL.

AND WE'LL BE WORKING ACROSS THE ATD PORTFOLIO TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE ARE ELEMENTS OF THAT PLANNING EFFORT.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

I JUST REMEMBER THAT THAT B CYCLE HAD A MAP SORT OF A WISHLIST LIST, WISH LIST MAP.

UM, BUT, BUT OF COURSE THAT'S, THAT'S JUST THE PEOPLE THAT, THAT WENT ON AND ACTUALLY RESPONDED TO THAT, THE OUTREACH THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, CHAD, UM, IT WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT TO DO.

UM, I THINK THAT, UM, SO, SO WHATEVER PROCESS, UH, PROCESS YOU ALL COME UP WITH, UM, I THINK THAT'LL BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW HOW THEY MIGHT EXPRESS THEIR INTEREST.

UM, IF THEY HAVE, UH, AN INTEREST, UM, UH, IN SEEING PROJECT, UH, AND, AND SEEING THE A B CYCLE, UM, EXPANDED TO THE AREA.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'D ALWAYS SEEN AS A SORT OF, UM, LIMITATION ON EXISTING B CYCLE IS THE ABILITY TO GET, LIKE YOU SAID, DEEPER INTO NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT ALSO TO GET FURTHER NORTH AND EAST AND WEST, BECAUSE, UM, ONE THING THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN OF INTEREST TO ME IS, IS, IS THERE THE POTENTIAL TO, UH, SO SPEAKING OF THE SOUTH, FOR EXAMPLE, IS THERE A POTENTIAL TO, TO ADD THE CYCLE, UH, UM, CAPABILITIES OR ACCESS, YOU KNOW, FOR THE SOUTH ALONG THE SLAUGHTER LANE OR WILLIAM CANNON, OR STASSNEY EVEN, UH, FURTHER SOUTH WHERE THEY CAN BE REALLY USED AS A, AS A WAY TO, UM, TO BE A FIRST AND LAST MILE TO THE, TO THE, THE SPINES THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE AND WE'LL HAVE IN PLACE IN TERMS OF OUR RAPID TRANSIT.

UM, AND, UM, YOU KNOW, IN OTHER ACCESS, OR JUST AS A ABILITY FOR PEOPLE IN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT THAT MAY BE CLOSER TO LIKE SOUTH PARK MEADOWS, FOR EXAMPLE, OR MAYBE CLOSER TO SOME OF THE OTHER, UH, RETAIL ALONG THE SLAUGHTER, UM, OR ANY OF THOSE AREAS.

I'M JUST TRYING TO GIVE SOME EXAMPLES.

SO, UM, BECAUSE I THINK THERE'S SOME POTENTIAL FOR RECYCLE THAT WE REALLY HAVEN'T SEEN, AND THAT IS FOR USE OF B CYCLE IN MORE PARTS OF TOWN, PARTS OF TOWN THAT ARE NOT CENTRAL.

SO, UM, SO I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE Y'ALL TO THINK ABOUT THAT.

UM, AND IS THERE, DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE, UM, MAYBE FLEXIBILITY NOW WITH THE SMALLER, UM, UH, STATIONS AND THE CAPABILITY THERE, BUT ARE THERE CRITERIA IN TERMS OF A LEVEL OF NEED OR INTEREST THAT'S GOING TO BE NECESSARY BEFORE WE CAN TRY, UH, EXPANSION IN PARTS OF, IN PARTS OF TOWN? WELL, I DEFINITELY THINK THAT WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE, THE, THAT WE'RE MATCHING THE DEMAND TO THE RESOURCES WE BRING THERE.

UH, AND THAT'S THE WORK THAT WE'LL, WE'LL START WITH WITH, AT METRO.

I THINK THAT THERE'S SOME TO YOUR POINTS AND VERY LOW HANGING FRUIT

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THAT WE COULD START WITH, UH, RIGHT OFF THE BAT, CONSIDERING THAT WE NOW HAVE THIS AGREEMENT IN PLACE WHERE WE'RE BOTH BRINGING OUR, OUR ASSETS AND OUR RESOURCES TOGETHER ON ONE UNIFIED GOAL.

UM, THE CRITERIA WE, THAT SOME OF THE STUFF THAT I THINK THAT MIGHT BE PART OF, UH, SOME OF THE PLANNING WORK THAT WE DO IS UNDERSTANDING WHAT ARE THOSE, WHAT ARE THOSE KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS THAT WE'RE WANTING TO SEE? UM, PREEXISTING GOOD, UM, GOOD CONFIDENCE AND MOVE FORWARD WITH, WITH IMPLEMENTING SOMETHING IN THE AREA.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, WE'RE JUST GETTING A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE EXPANSION OF THE CYCLE PROGRAM.

SO I APOLOGIZE THAT I WAS LATE THAT'S OKAY.

OKAY.

UH, MAYOR PRETEND.

YEAH.

I JUST WANTED TO, UM, EMPHASIZE FOR A KITCHEN SET ABOUT GOING FURTHER SOUTH.

I DID.

I REALLY APPRECIATE WHEN, UM, YOU KNOW, SCOOTERS ARE A CONTINUAL CONTROVERSY FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, BUT, UM, IT WAS AMAZING HOW MANY, I, THEY WERE VERY INTENTIONAL.

MANY OF THOSE COMPANIES WERE VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT, UH, REACHING AREAS OF TOWN THAT HAD, WOULD NOT NORMALLY BE REACHED OUT TO.

AND I WAS VERY SURPRISED TO SEE A LOT, SEE SCOOTERS IN MY DISTRICT AND PEOPLE ON GOING DOWN SOUTH CONGRESS, UM, SOUTH OF 71.

UM, AND EVEN WE EVEN HAD A COUPLE OF SCOOTERS IN ACROSS THE STREET AND, YOU KNOW, IN, IN MY, IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND SO I THINK THAT DEFINITELY THE, THAT SHOWED THAT THE NEED IS THE NEED AND THE DESIRE TO USE THAT KIND OF, UM, FIRST AND LAST MILE, UH, HELP IS DEFINITELY THOSE THE SOUTH AS, AS, AS, AS, AS COUNCILMEMBER KITCHEN MENTIONED, SOUTH PARK MEADOWS.

SO, UM, DEFINITELY IF THERE'S ANYTHING MY OFFICE CAN DO TO HELP WITH LOCATIONS OR, YOU KNOW, WHERE I WOULD NOTICED A LOT OF SCOOTER USE, I'M HAPPY TO, TO BE, UH, A RESOURCE.

THANK YOU.

I WOULD SAY THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, AS WE LOOK AT THE, THE REST OF THE FLEET CONVERSION, THAT'LL TAKE CARE OF THE PREDOMINANT, UM, AREAS WHERE THE BIKES ARE CURRENTLY BEING, UM, DOCKED AND USE SYSTEM EXPANSION.

WE'LL OBVIOUSLY FOCUS ON THOSE NEW AREAS OF OPERATIONS.

UM, SO I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF THE SYSTEM EXPANSION, BECAUSE IT'LL BEGIN REACHING A LOT MORE PEOPLE.

YEAH.

AND WE CAN REALLY LOOK AT THAT DATA OF THE MICRO MOBILITY, OTHER DEVICES THAT ARE OUT THERE.

I MEAN, WE'VE GOTTEN GREAT DATA.

WE'VE GOT ALL THE DATA FROM BIKE SHARE OF AUSTIN WORK.

PEOPLE WANT STATIONS.

WE ALSO HAVE THE ACTUAL USAGE, UM, AND WE'D HAVE REALLY GOOD ALL I JUST BIKE TRAILS MAPPED OUT.

SO WE HAVE GREAT DATA.

UM, SO IT REALLY JUST PUTTING THAT OUT THERE, BUT AGAIN, ALSO WITH THE BIKES, YOU GET A LOT LONGER RANGE THAN MAYBE SOMEONE WOULD USE FOR A SCOOTER.

SO, UM, THE POSSIBILITIES FOR THE BIKES ARE ACTUALLY WAY MORE THAN I THINK THAT EVEN A MICRO MOBILITY SCOOTERS, UH, REALLY OFFER THE COMMUNITY.

SO I'M EXCITED.

WE JUST, IF WE CAN GROW IT, I'M READY TO GROW THIS THING AS BIG AS WE CAN GROW IT AS BIG AS Y'ALL LET US.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SO, UM, THANKS.

UH, SO COUNSEL FOR ALTERNATE COUNSEL MEMBER PLAN AGAIN, HAVE JOINED US NOW.

UH, SO WE ARE, WE'RE JUST FINISHING UP THE LAST ITEM ITEM NUMBER SIX.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER TWO NOW.

UH, THANK YOU ALL JASON AND CHAD.

UM, THIS IS A VERY EXCITING, SO, UM, YOU KNOW, IT'S A WONDERFUL PROGRAM AND THE, TO PARTNER AND EXPAND IT IS GONNA MAKE IT MUCH MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR FOLKS I THINK.

AND, UM, IT'S A LOT OF HEAT, A LOT OF POSSIBILITY.

SO THANK YOU ALL.

UH, SO NOW

[2. Austin Strategic Mobility Plan policies regarding coordinating housing and transportation investments to maximize affordability and minimize displacement.]

WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER TWO AND ITEM NUMBER TWO IS THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN POLICIES REGARDING COORDINATING AND HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS TO MAXIMIZE AFFORDABILITY AND MINIMIZE DISPLACEMENT.

SO I THINK WE HAVE A PRESENTATION AROUND THAT.

AND JUST AS A REMINDER TO FOLKS, THAT IS THE, THERE'S A SECTION OF THE S AND P IT'S ACTUALLY CHAPTER SIX, UH, THAT SPEAKS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF, AS WE DO TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, ACTUALLY, UH, CONNECTING TRANSPORTATION, PLANNING TO, TO HOUSING, AND ALSO BEING DELIBERATE ABOUT THE, UM, THE IMPACT OF OUR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, UM, ON OUR, UH, ON THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY AND, UM, ALIGNING THAT PLANNING, UM, AND ACTUALLY PLANNING AT THE SAME TIME BEFORE WE BEGIN IMPLEMENTATION AND TRANSPORTATION, UM, INVESTMENTS.

SO LET'S SEE.

SO, UM, I SEE ERICA, AND, UM, SO WE'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU GUYS.

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HI, EVERYBODY.

I'M ACTUALLY AT THE AIRPORT, SO I DON'T KNOW IF Y'ALL ARE HEARING THE ANNOUNCEMENTS AS WELL.

YEAH.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? THERE'S LOTS OF BACKGROUND NOISE.

YEAH.

YEP.

YEAH.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO TALK OVER THE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL STOP HERE IN A SECOND.

SO NIGHTMARE OF EVERY TRAVELER, SO, SORRY.

YEAH.

SO, UM, THANK YOU FOR THIS ITEM.

WE DON'T ERICA LEAK AND I, UM, DON'T HAVE, UM, AN EQUAL DAY WITH TRANSPORTATION ERICA WITH, UM, THE NEW, UH, PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND, UH, SPECIFIC TO W I WANTED TO START OUT BY TALKING ABOUT CHAPTER SIX, VERY BRIEFLY.

THERE'S OVER 20 POLICIES IN THE ASM P AROUND AFFORDABILITY, DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION, UM, AND EQUITY, AND CHAPTER SIX HAS THE LION'S SHARE OF IT.

AND SPECIFICALLY WE CALL OUT THE NEED TO LEARN FROM NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF PAST TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE DECISIONS.

UM, THE NEED TO AMPLIFY HISTORICALLY UNDERSERVED AND UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS, UM, AND PROACTIVELY ASSESS DISPLACEMENT IMPACTS OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, UH, AS WELL AS MAKING SURE WHO ENGAGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

UM, WE ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UM, IN ALL OUR TRANSPORTATION DECISIONS IN A MEANINGFUL WAY.

AND SO, AS WE LOOK TO, UM, TO IMPLEMENT OUR EXISTING FUNDING TOWARDS PROJECTS, WE NEED TO OPERATIONALIZE THESE POLICIES.

AND AS WE LOOK TO FUTURE FUNDING, WE NEED TO OPERATIONALIZE THESE, UM, POLICIES.

AND SO, UM, I WANTED TO POINT OUT, AND THEN I'LL LET ERICA SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UM, THEIR WORK, BUT WE ARE COORDINATING, UM, TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS WITH THE OTHER PLANNERS AND HOUSING AND THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION.

AND WE'VE BEEN DOING SO FOR AWHILE.

WE HAD A HOUSING, HOUSING AND JOBS, UM, GROUP THAT MET OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, UH, AROUND TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT, SPECIFICALLY, UM, COORDINATED WITH CAP METRO, AND WE'RE CONTINUED.

WE ARE CONTINUED TO BE COMMITTED TO THE PARTNERSHIP WITH CAP METRO FOR, UM, OUR CURRENT INVESTMENTS, AS WELL AS ANY FUTURE INVESTMENTS, UM, AND TO ALSO COORDINATE POLICIES THAT ARE, UM, WITHIN THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINT OR RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL PASS IT OVER TO ERICA TO SEE IF SHE WANTS TO, UM, CALM THEM A LITTLE BIT BEFORE WE GO TO Q AND A CERTAINLY GOOD AFTERNOON.

THIS IS ERIC NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SOON TO BE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

AND AS STAFF MENTIONED IN THE RESPONSE TO, UM, THE RESOLUTION ON THIS ISSUE, WE ARE PREPARED AND EXCITED TO WORK WITH THE INNOVATION OFFICE AND THE EQUITY OFFICE TO DEVELOP AN EQUITY SCORECARD RELATED TO PROJECT CONNECT.

WE WOULD BE, UM, WORKING WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO DEVELOP THAT SCORECARD, TO ENABLE US TO, UM, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A VERY CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF COMMUNITY NEEDS AND WHAT WE AS A CITY, AS A TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP WOULD, WOULD NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO TO MAKE SURE THAT INVESTMENTS IN TRANSIT RESULTS IN EQUITABLE OUTCOMES.

SO, UM, WE'VE ALREADY BEGUN DISCUSSING WHAT THAT WORK COULD LOOK LIKE.

UM, AS WE MENTIONED IN THE MEMO, WE ARE ALREADY PLANNING TO CREATE A NEW DIVISION WITHIN THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT CALLED THE DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION DIVISION.

AND, UM, WE'LL BE IDENTIFYING STAFF WHO COULD WORK ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS EQUITY SCORECARD AND THE BEST, UM, STRATEGIES TO ENSURE THAT, UM, THAT WE HAVE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS IN PLACE AS TRANSIT DISCUSSION AND SPOKE FORWARD AND HAPPY TO ANSWER FURTHER QUESTIONS.

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UH, WELL, I'M WONDERING IF YOU COULD GIVE US A LITTLE MORE DETAIL, I GUESS I WAS EXPECTING, I'M EXPECTING MORE INFORMATION FOR US THAT TODAY, UH, IN, IN PREPS, YOU ARE NOT AS FAR ALONG AS I THOUGHT YOU WERE, I WAS EXPECTING TO GET SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT PROCESSES YOU WERE, YOU ALL WERE GOING TO PUT IN PLACE AND, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHO WAS WORKING ON THEM, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS IS, SO IS THAT SOMETHING YOU ALL ARE STILL WORKING ON? IS THAT, IS THAT WHAT I'M HEARING? YEAH, IT'S, WE'RE STILL, WE'RE STILL WORKING ON FORMING THE INTERAGENCY AND INTERDEPARTMENTAL GROUP THAT WASN'T MENTIONED IN THE MEMO FROM ASSISTANT STATE MANAGER DACA FROM THE 21ST AND WORKING THROUGH WHAT THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE AND WHAT THE PROCESS WAS THAT WE ARE STILL DEVELOPING WHAT THE PROCESS WILL BE.

OKAY.

AND I GUESS I'D BEEN THINKING THAT, YOU KNOW, THE CHAPTER SIX OF THE S AND P IS NOT SOLELY ABOUT PROJECT CONNECT.

I MEAN, PROJECT CONNECT IS THE LARGE OTTOMAN IN FRONT OF US, BUT, UM, UM, AND YOU'VE MENTIONED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT, UM, POLICIES WITHIN ISM P SO IS WHAT YOU'RE PRESENTING TO US TODAY, AN APPROACH THAT'S GOING TO WORK, UH, AND BE USED FOR ALL THE PROJECTS GOING FORWARD, OR CAN, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

YEAH, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

AND AS I, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, UM, WITH OUR CURRENT FUNDING AND INVESTMENTS, WE WORKING ON EVOLVING OUR EQUITY.

THAT'S HOW WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THOSE PROJECTS.

AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE PROCESS THAT WE COME UP WITH, UM, THAT WE DEVELOPED WITH THE COMMUNITY, THE EQUITY SCORECARD, UM, FOR OUR EXISTING PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, AS WELL AS ANY FUTURE FUNDING.

AND SO WE'RE HOPING WE CAN COME BACK, UM, IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO WITH MORE OF A FRAMEWORK.

AND I APOLOGIZE IF YOU EXPECTING THAT TODAY, BUT WE'RE JUST NOT AT THAT POINT YET.

UM, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, THIS IS WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AROUND AFFORDABILITY, DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION AND EQUITY, REGARDLESS OF ANY FUTURE INVESTMENT IT'S RELEVANT TO OUR CURRENT OPERATIONALIZING, OUR POLICIES AROUND CONNECTIONS, 20, 25 AND ANY OTHER TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS WE HAVE WITH 2016 AS WELL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I'M SORRY.

I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DISPLACEMENT PREVENTION DIVISION THAT ERIC HAS SPOKE OF, THAT'S GOING TO REALLY BOLSTER THE EFFORT.

AND, UH, SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO MOVING, MOVING FORWARD ON THAT, UM, WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH.

OKAY.

DO, DO OTHERS HAVE QUESTIONS? OKAY.

UM, ERICA, COULD YOU TELL US AGAIN, OH, UH, TRANSFORMER ELLIS.

IT'S NOT SO MUCH OF A QUESTION, BUT, UM, FOR THE HOUSING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE, I KNOW THIS IS COMING UP ON OUR AGENDA.

I THINK IT'S SEPTEMBER 8TH, UM, TO TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

SO IT MAY BE SOMETHING, UM, WE CAN KIND OF DO DOUBLE DUTY AND TALK ABOUT IT ABOUT MOBILITY AND ABOUT HOUSING.

THE PLANNING IS AS IT'S WELL SUITED TO DO.

YES, ABSOLUTELY.

UM, SO ON SEPTEMBER 8TH AT THE HOUSING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE, WE'LL BE TALKING IN FURTHER DETAIL ABOUT, UM, HOW WE BETTER COORDINATE INVESTMENTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND TRANSIT.

SO, SO YES, THAT WILL BE AN ONGOING CONVERSATION FOR SURE.

AND IS THAT GOING TO BE, UH, SPECIFICALLY ABOUT PROJECT CONNECT OR IS IT GOING TO BE A HIGHER LEVEL THAN JUST JUST PROJECT CONNECT PORTIONS? I THINK IT IS GOING TO INCLUDE NOT ONLY PROTECT CONNECTS, BUT ALSO, UM, OTHER TRANSIT AND MOBILITY INVESTMENTS.

OKAY.

BUT I CAN'T ACTUALLY REMEMBER HOW, HOW EXACTLY THAT ITEM WAS POSTED.

UM, BUT, WELL, WE'LL CHECK ON THAT.

THANK YOU.

UH, COUNCIL MEMBER, ELLA SAYS THAT MIGHT BE A TIME THAT'S A NUMBER OF WEEKS FROM NOW, AND PERHAPS Y'ALL Y'ALL WILL BE MORE DEVELOPED IN YOUR, IN YOUR THINKING WE'RE ON CHAPTER SIX AND WE CAN HAVE THAT CONVERSATION THEN.

SO IF THAT MAKES, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

ARE THERE OTHER QUESTIONS AT THIS POINT? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL.

SO THANKS.

THANKS FOR HAVING US.

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OKAY.

SO THANK YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON NOW TO

[5. Update on options for implementing and funding active transportation.]

ITEM NUMBER.

UM, WELL, LET'S SEE.

ITEM NUMBER FIVE, AND THAT'S AN UPDATE ON THE OPTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING AND FUNDING, ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE MR. SPILLER, WHO'S GOING TO MAKE A PRESENTATION TO US WHERE WE CAN'T HEAR YOU.

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE YOU'RE MUTED.

I JUST DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A SETTING THAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.

OKAY.

NO PRESSURE.

ROB HERE.

YOU, I KNOW CTM WORKS MAGIC, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'VE EVER DONE AN UNMUTE TYPE OF MAGIC.

IT'S USUALLY MUTING PEOPLE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO FROM OUR END.

I APPRECIATE IT.

DO YOU HAVE ANY HEADPHONES THAT ARE PLUGGED IN? THAT'S HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE YOUR HEADPHONES PLUGGED IN, THEN YOU CAN'T TALK WITHOUT THEM ON THE TIMES YOU NEED TO JUST GO OUT AND COME BACK IN, TURN IT OFF, TURN IT ON.

I THINK THAT MAYBE WHAT HE'S.

THERE WE GO.

NOW I STILL CAN'T HEAR.

WE STILL CAN.

SO ROB, YOU MAY WANT TO TRY JUST, I'M GOING BACK IN.

.

HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU NOW.

OKAY.

FOR SOME REASON, SWITCHING BETWEEN ZOOM AND WEBEX AND THE SAME DAY MESSES UP THE AUDIO CONNECTION.

SO I APOLOGIZE.

THAT'S FINE THOUGH.

NO WORRIES.

RATHER EMBARRASSING.

I THINK I HAVE A PRESENTATION GO RIGHT AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, IF CITY HALL COULD PULL UP THE PRESENTATION, I WAS NOT GIVEN A PRESENTATION ITEM FIVE, IS IT? HM.

I CAN TRY TO LOOK FOR IT REAL QUICK AND SEE IF IT'S IN THE DRIVE.

UM, IF YOU'LL ALLOW ME TO SHARE MY SCREEN, I COULD ALSO DO IT THAT WAY.

OKAY.

LET'S UM, WE'LL DO THAT THEN.

OKAY.

FAIR.

GOOD.

UM, LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE IT.

NOT YET.

ALL RIGHT.

SHOULD BE, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PRESENT NOW WITHOUT ANY ISSUE.

VERY GOOD.

OKAY.

WE SEE IT NOW, ROB.

VERY GOOD.

OKAY.

I'M SORRY FOR THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. UM, I'M SURE YOU SEE SIDE SLIDES ANYWAY.

WELL, GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNCIL MARIE.

THANK YOU TODAY.

THE PURPOSE OF MY PRESENTATION IS TO GIVE YOU SOME BACKGROUND ON THE POLICY

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FRAMEWORK IN WHICH WE FUND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS.

UH, FOR INSTANCE, SPECIFICALLY, UM, ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, UM, MODES OF TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS.

UM, YOU SHOULD SEE A SLIDE THAT SAYS AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN.

YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS OUR FOUNDATION FOR OUR POLICY DISCUSSION.

IT, IT REALLY IS THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR OUR COMMUNITY PREVIOUS PLANS.

WE CERTAINLY OPERATED UNDER STRATEGIC PLANS BEFORE, BUT THEY WERE PRIMARILY ROADWAY BASED OR TRANSIT BASED.

AND THIS ONE REALLY FOCUSES ON ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION, INCLUDING THOSE ACTIVE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION.

UM, IT WAS A PROCESS TO GET HERE, AS YOU ALL KNOW, MANY OF YOU WERE WITH US BETWEEN 2016 AND 2019.

UH, BUT COUNCIL DID ADOPT THAT PLAN AND IT'S REALLY A STEP FORWARD.

OTHER CITIES CALL US TO FIND OUT HOW WE DEVELOP THE STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN GOING FORWARD.

ROB, WE SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE SOUND AGAIN.

WELL, LET ME COME BACK.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? THAT'S INTERESTING.

OKAY.

UM, LET ME TRY SHARING ONE MORE TIME.

SO THE STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN WAS DEVELOPED THROUGH A LONG TRADITION OF PUBLIC OUTREACH.

WE WENT THROUGH A SERIES OF, OF ASKING THE PUBLIC AND WHAT'S IMPORTANT HERE IS THAT WE SPECIFICALLY TRACKED HOW WE WERE INTERACTING WITH THE PUBLIC TO MAKE SURE THAT FOR THOSE POPULATIONS, WHETHER THEY WERE THE VERY YOUNG OR THE OLDER POPULATIONS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY, UH, LATIN X COMMUNITY, OR, UH, OTHER UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES, IF WE WEREN'T HEARING OR GETTING FEEDBACK, WE MADE ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS AND SPECIFICALLY WENT OUT AND SOUGHT INFORMATION FROM THOSE ORGANIZATIONS OR THOSE COMMUNITIES, UH, SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT OUR PLAN REPRESENTED AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY REMEMBERS THE GOAL.

AND THAT IS TO GET TO A FUTURE WHERE WE ARE LESS DEPENDENT ON THE SINGLE OCCUPANT VEHICLE TO GET TO A GOAL OF 50 50, IF YOU WILL.

AND YOU CAN SEE THIS SLIDE NOT ONLY IS OUR CHALLENGE THAT OUR TRAVEL MARKETS ARE GROWING ALMOST DOUBLING IN SIZE.

WE THINK OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS, UH, BUT THAT WE DRAMATICALLY NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE TRAVEL AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

YOU'LL SEE THAT SORT OF PIE SHAPE OR PIZZA PIE SHAPE ON THE RIGHT SIDE THERE THAT SHOWS THE 50% GOAL.

AND YOU'LL NOTICE ALL THE OTHER SLICES AND, YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A BEST GUESS.

AND CLEARLY YOU CAN SEE THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MODES LIKE A WALKING AND TRANSIT WE INCLUDE IS ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION.

CAUSE OFTEN YOU HAVE TO GET THERE BY WALKING BICYCLE AND SO FORTH AS ACTIVE MODES.

IT'S NOT REALLY IMPORTANT, WHICH PIECE OF THE PIE GROWS.

AND SO IN OUR, UM, 11% CARPOOL, IF THAT'S 14%, THAT'S OKAY, TOO.

UM, AND WHAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT NOTION IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THE PANDEMICS REALLY SHOWN US THAT IN FACT, TELEWORKING IS PROBABLY EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN WE ANTICIPATED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.

AND SO WE KNOW THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE TELEWORKING NOW.

AND SO EVEN SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF, OF THE ASM P WE'RE BEGINNING TO START TO THINK ABOUT BROADBAND AND ACCESS TO WIFI AS A MOBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE ALSO NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN'T TELEWORK JUST LIKE THEY CAN'T BIKE AND THEY CAN'T WALK IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THAT.

AND SO INCREASINGLY THAT'S, THAT'S HOW WE'RE THINKING ABOUT OUR INVESTMENTS.

AS WE MOVE FORWARD, THE ASM P HAD 126 POLICIES IDENTIFIED IN IT AND LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF PROJECTS TO ACHIEVE THAT ASAP GOAL OF THAT 50% NON SINGLE OCCUPANCY VIC.

COOL.

UM, OKAY.

IN TERMS OF STRATEGIES, YOU KNOW, THE STRATEGIES

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THAT YOU ALL HELPED US ADOPT FOR REDUCE TRAFFIC FATALITIES, BUILD ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION THAT GIVES US THE STATUTORY SORT OF NEXUS TO INVEST IN ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, AS WELL AS MOVE MORE PEOPLE BY INVESTING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

THAT'S REALLY THE NEXUS FOR OUR INVESTMENTS AS WE GO FORWARD HERE, OF COURSE, BY MENTIONED, AND BY REFERENCE IN THE ASAP, THERE'S A WHOLE RANGE OF OTHER PLANS THAT FOLD IN THEIR VISION.

ZERO REALLY TALKS TO THE COMMUNITY ABOUT OUR DESIRE TO INVEST IN WAYS TO REDUCE, UH, AND CHANGE POLICIES TO REDUCE, UM, SERIOUS INJURIES OR FATALITIES.

UH, AND SO THAT'S AFFECTING HOW WE REVIEW DEVELOPMENT IN TERMS OF DRIVEWAYS.

UH, WE KNOW THAT DRIVEWAYS WHERE THERE'S LEFT TURNS ON HIGH SPEED ROADWAYS ARE, ARE A HUGE RISK FOR US.

AND SO WE'RE ACTIVELY INVESTING TO ADDRESS THOSE.

UH, WE HAD MANY MODE SPECIFIC PLANS, AND SO OF COURSE THE SIDEWALK PLANS AND THE ADA TRANSITION AMERICANS DISABILITY ACT TRANSITION PLANS, AS WELL AS THE URBAN TRAILS AND BIKEWAY PLANS, UH, OUTLINE, UH, THOUSANDS OF PROJECTS THAT WE ARE ACTIVELY, UH, PUTTING INTO OUR ROLLING NEEDS AND MOVING, UH, TOWARDS INVESTING IN THOSE PROJECTS.

UH, AS I SAID, OR ALLUDED TO IT ALSO DEFINES PROGRAM GUIDELINES.

UM, AND THOSE NEW GUIDELINES WERE IN THE PROCESS TO DEVELOPING A NEW TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA MANAGER, MAN, UH, MANUAL, UH, COUNCIL MEMBER THAT WILL HELP DEFINE STREETS IN TERMS OF COMPLETE STREETS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE PLACES WE SEE IN, AND I THINK IN DISTRICT, TWO'S A GOOD EXAMPLE.

A LOT OF THE ROADWAYS DOWN THERE THAT ARE SUBSTANDARD IN MANY WAYS ARE BECAUSE WE'VE ADOPTED, YOU KNOW, WE'VE INHERITED OR, UH, TAKEN OVER WHAT WERE FORMERLY RURAL ROADWAYS THAT DID NOT HAVE SIDEWALKS DID NOT HAVE ADEQUATE, UM, UTILITIES.

AND NOW THOSE ROADS HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND BECOME URBAN STREETS, BUT THEY'RE NOT WELL DESIGNED TO HANDLE IT.

AND SO THAT CRITERIA MANUAL WILL BECOME VERY IMPORTANT AS WE DEFINE, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A STREET, WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS FULL IMPLEMENT OF, OF ATTRIBUTE, SIDEWALKS, BIKE LANES, TRAILS, TREES, UM, AND SO FORTH AND SAFETY DEVICES.

UM, WE ALL, SO LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER AND JUST A REALLY GREAT EXAMPLE, A OUT TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IF YOU'RE ON NORTH OF 51ST STREET, NOW YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THERE IS A RAISED BARRIER TO ADDRESS SAFETY ISSUES.

AND THAT CAME OUT OF A PARTNERSHIP WITH TECH STOCK.

WE, WE DEVELOPED THIS DESIGN AND THEY FIGURED OUT A WAY TO FUND THAT, UH, IMPROVE SAFETY DEVICE.

AND SO THEY'RE EVEN PARTICIPATING IN TERMS OF, OF PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

AND, UM, ALL OF OUR REGIONAL PARTNERS HAVE SHOWN THEMSELVES TO BE EXCELLENT PARTNERS WHEN WE LOOK AT WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE OVERALL AND I'M NEARLY FINISHED AND CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE A GROWING CITY.

AUSTIN IS A GROWING CITY AND WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS.

UM, I WISH I COULD TELL YOU THAT I COULD DEFINE WHAT OUR TOTAL NEED IS AND THAT WHEN WE INVESTED THAT WE WOULD BE DONE, BUT I JUST DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING.

AS LONG AS WE'RE A, A, A GROWING ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE, UH, OF A CITY, WE WILL CONTINUE TO NEED TO MAKE, UH, TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS BOTH TO CORRECT, UH, PRIOR LACK OF INVESTMENT AND TO ADD NEW INVESTMENTS.

AND WE DO THAT IN A NUMBER OF WAYS, UH, WHICH I'LL GET TO IN A FOLLOWING SLIDE, JUST TO GIVE YOU A HINT, UH, A SORT OF CROSS SECTION OF WHAT WE KNOW OUR NEEDS ARE, AND THESE ARE NEEDS THAT I PREVIOUSLY COMMUNICATED OR, OR, UH, OUR DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATED THROUGH ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, UM, VIA DONKEY TO YOU IN TURN.

AND IT COMES STRAIGHT OUT OF THE, THE VARIOUS MODAL PLANS.

YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE, UM, ABOUT 25, A HUNDRED MILES OF MISSING SIDEWALK THAT WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING TO CONSTRUCT AND SIMILARLY, URBAN TRAILS.

UH, WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE A TIER ONE SYSTEM IDENTIFIED THAT WE'RE SHORT ABOUT 275 MILLION, UH, IN CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW.

AND SIMILARLY YOU SAY, FRATS IS SCHOOL HAS, UM, ABOUT OVER 10 PLANS.

AND WE KNOW WE HAVE OVER 4,000 INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS.

AND SO THESE ARE JUST A SNAPSHOT OF THE NEEDS IN ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION THAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW THAT WE HAVE IN THE BIKEWAYS, WE HAVE DEFINED IN ALL AGES AND ABILITIES NETWORK.

AND AGAIN, AS WE'VE PUBLICLY DISCLOSED, WE WERE ABOUT 200 MILLION SHORT OF FINALIZING THAT FIRST INVESTMENT, BUT THERE ARE TWO, I WOULD TELL YOU, AS SOON AS WE GET THROUGH WITH THAT INITIAL INVESTMENT IN THE ALL AGES AND ABILITIES NETWORK, THERE'LL BE ADDITIONAL ROUTES THAT WE'LL HAVE SURFACED

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AS NEEDING TO BE DEVELOPED.

WE HAVE OTHER PROGRAMS THAT ARE MORE DATABASE OR ARE REACTIVE, IF YOU WILL, FOR INSTANCE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM RELIES ON REAL TIME DATA APPLICATIONS FROM NEIGHBORHOODS, UH, AND A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROJECTS.

SIMILARLY TRANSIT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS, WE WORK CLOSELY WITH CAP METRO IS THEY IDENTIFY A NEED THAT WE CAN HELP ADDRESS THROUGH INFRASTRUCTURE.

WE, WITH THEM TO ADDRESS THAT INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND OF COURSE THE VISION ZERO IS, IS A DATABASE PROGRAM TO TRY TO TAKE THE HIGHEST RISK INTERSECTIONS AND HIGHEST RISK SITUATIONS AND ADDRESS THEM WHERE WE CAN WITH INFRASTRUCTURE TO ELIMINATE THEM WHERE WE CAN IN TERMS OF OUR ONGOING INVESTMENT.

UM, RIGHT NOW WE ARE CURRENTLY BUILDING OUT THE 2016 AND STARTING ON THE 2018 BOND PROGRAMS AS THEY RELATE TO, UH, THESE PROGRAMS. UM, 2016 MOBILITY BOND PROGRAM WAS PROBABLY THE LARGEST PROGRAM AND IT'S FULLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW, UH, ACROSS ALL AREAS OF THAT PROGRAM.

THE 2018 BOND PROVIDED MONIES IN SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS, AND THOSE PROGRAMS ARE ACTIVELY BEING, UM, UM, INTEGRATED WITH OUR CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY PROGRAM.

UH, WE ALSO LOOK TO PRIVATE INVESTMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS.

AND SO I ALREADY MENTIONED THE PARTNERSHIP WITH ONE OF OUR REGIONAL AGENCIES TECH STOCK, BUT WE ALSO LOOK TO PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE, UH, SIGNIFICANT AREAS.

ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF THE AUSTIN STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN IS THAT WE, UH, AND, AND THE BUILD UP TO THE STREET IMPACT FEE, WHICH I'LL TALK ABOUT IN JUST TWO SECONDS, UM, IS THAT WE REALLY DEFINED A LONG LIST OF PROJECTS THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY IN SMALL AREAS THAT WE KNOW WE NEED.

AND SO THAT GIVES US A LIST TO ALWAYS BE LOOKING FOR MONEY, TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IMPROVEMENTS IN TERMS OF THOSE, UM, BOTH PUBLIC WORKS AND AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION USE OUR PROGRAM FUNDING ON AN ANNUAL BASIS TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS.

SO, YOU KNOW, FROM A TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS PERSPECTIVE, MANY OF OUR SIGNALS GET ADJUSTED OR, OR, UH, CONSTRUCTED USING A COMBINATION OF BOTH CAPITAL AND, UH, PROGRAMMING MONEY, DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION THAT GOES ON.

AND SO A LOT OF THOSE PROGRAMS ARE FUNDED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

UM, OF COURSE THERE'S MISCELLANEOUS FUNDING, UM, YOU KNOW, RANGING FROM, UH, GRANTS AND OTHER AGENCIES.

UH, JASON, JOHN MICHAEL SPOKE ABOUT A PARTNERSHIP WITH CAP METRO, WHERE WE ARE ACTIVELY PURSUING FUNDING, UH, BOTH GRANT FUNDING AND CAPITAL FUNDING TO IMPROVE THE BEE CYCLE SYSTEM.

UM, WE'RE STILL BUILDING OUT SOME OF THE QUARTER CENT PROJECTS, UH, AND WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL, UH, SINCE WE STOOD UP A GRANTS PROGRAM, UH, THANKS TO COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN.

UH, YOU ENCOURAGED US SEVERAL YEARS AGO TO ACTUALLY HAVE GRANTS, UH, FINANCE, UH, UH, EMPLOYEE FOCUSED ON THAT.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN VERY, VERY PROACTIVE IN PURSUING GRANTS.

OF COURSE, WHEN YOU'RE GOING AFTER GRANTS, YOU ALSO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE MATCH MONEY AND NOT OVER MATCHING.

AND SO WE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'RE STILL LEARNING IN THAT VEIN AND YOU ALL HAVE BEEN VERY GENEROUS TO HELP US WITH FINDING MATCH FOR THE VARIOUS GRANTS THAT WE PROCEED NOW, THE STREET IMPACT FEE, WHICH WILL, UH, AS WAS NOTED, A STAFF HAS ASKED FOR THAT TO BE PULLED FROM CONSIDERATION RIGHT NOW.

UH, AS YOU KNOW, WE WENT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND, AND GOT SOME REALLY GREAT COMMENTS.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE WERE FINDING OURSELVES NEEDING TO POSTPONE IT AT LEAST ONE MORE TIME, AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS MORE TRANSPARENT AND MORE, UH, UH, UM, GENUINE IF WE JUST PULLED IT OFF.

AND, AND WHEN WE'RE READY TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL, BRING IT BACK TO COUNCIL.

UH, WE TOOK A LITTLE BIT OF A GAMBLE TRYING TO GET IT ON TO TRY TO SAVE TIME, BUT, UH, SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED TO SAY, YOU KNOW, WE NEED TO PULL IT OFF AND DO A LITTLE BIT MORE WORK.

AND SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT.

WE PLAN TO GET BACK TO YOU IN THE SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER TIMEFRAME, HOPEFULLY WITH, WITH THE STREET IMPACT FEE, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT THE STREET IMPACT FEE WILL, UM, FOR THE IDENTIFIED NEW CAPACITY PROJECTS.

AND I GET TO FOCUS ON THAT, THAT, THAT THE STREET IMPACT FEE ONLY FUNDS NEW CAPACITY.

UH, UNFORTUNATELY THE STATE DEFINES THAT AS NEW ROADWAY CAPACITY, UM, TYPE PROJECTS, UH, BUT WILL PROVIDE CONSIDERABLE INCOME OR, OR INVESTMENTS TO DO THAT ON THOSE NEW STREET IMPACT OR CAPACITY WHERE THEY HAVE SIDEWALKS AND BIKE LANES AND, AND TRANSIT FACILITIES DEFINED AS PART OF THE COMPLETE STREET.

UH, THEN OF COURSE WE CAN FUND THAT AS PART OF THE COMPLETE PROJECT, UH, BUT THE STATE LAW DOES FOCUS ON STREET CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS.

UM, SO THAT'S SORT OF OUR PLAN, IF YOU WILL, UH, ON HOW OR OUR PROCESS ON HOW WE FUND, UH, UM, NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, UH, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT A SECRET IT'S

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CAPITAL FUNDS TO DELIVER THROUGH THE BOND PROCESS.

IT IS, UH, PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND, UH, AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR, UH, IT IS OUR OPERATING FUND AND OF COURSE THERE'S GRANTS AND, AND, UH, IN THE FUTURE, UH, WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE, IT WILL BE STREET IMPACT FEES, ASSUMING THAT COUNCIL PASSES THAT.

SO THAT'S MY PRESENTATION.

I AM REALLY SORRY ABOUT THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, UH, BUT IF THERE'S QUESTIONS, UM, AND I'M NOT TOO EMBARRASSED TO ANSWER, PLEASE GO AHEAD AND ASK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT'S FINE.

YOUR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS WERE MINOR.

UM, SO, AND AS WE ALL, AS WE ALL KNOW, THE PUBLIC IS AWARE THAT THERE IS, UM, ANOTHER, THAT BOUGHT AN ITEM THAT THE COUNCIL RECENTLY, UH, APPROVED THAT WILL BE ON FOR THE COMMUNITY TO CONSIDER IN NOVEMBER.

UM, AND THAT, THAT INCLUDES MANY OF THESE KINDS OF PROGRAMS THAT YOU MENTIONED.

SO IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SAY, UM, IF I COULD JUST SAY ONE THING ABOUT THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, THE LAW DEPARTMENT IS RIGHT NOW FINALIZING THE CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS AND WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR PROGRAM LEADS TO IDENTIFY WHAT ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES, UM, UH, COULD BE IF, IF THAT PROFIT POSITION B IS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS.

AND WE ANTICIPATE SHARING THAT INFORMATION WITH COUNSEL IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.

AND ALSO WE'RE WORKING TO STAND UP A WEBSITE TO PROVIDE THE STANDARD FUNCTIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC AS IS, AS IS OUR STANDARD PROCESS WHEN IT'S AVAILABLE.

SO THANK YOU, JUST FILLER, UM, COUNCILMEMBER ELLIS.

DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT YOU WANTED TO SAY ABOUT, I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN, UM, CHAMPIONING, ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AS HAVE OTHERS ON THE COMMITTEE, BUT IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK? I THINK JIMMY HAD HIS HAND UP FIRST, UM, BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE INFORMATION THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS WANTING TO PUT FORTH TO THE PUBLIC.

UM, AND I'M EXCITED FOR THAT CONTRACT WITH THE VOTERS TO BE HIGHEST IN SCIENCE.

I THINK IT'S AN EXCITING PROGRAM.

I THINK OUR CITY IS READY FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, AND I'M GLAD THAT THE VOTERS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND THAT INFORMATION AND MAKE THOSE DECISIONS FORWARD.

COUNCILMEMBER FLYING AGAIN.

DID YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP? GO AHEAD.

YES, I HAVE.

I'VE HAD MY HAND UP.

THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER, KITCHEN.

UM, UH, ROB, THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

I'VE I, I REALLY WANTED TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN TODAY.

I THINK IT'S A GOOD REMINDER FOR, FOR US, BUT ESPECIALLY THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA TO, TO KNOW THAT LONGER HISTORY OF THE ASAP.

UM, IT'S, IT'S A REALLY, UH, UH, AS, AS YOU HAVE NOTED, OTHER CITIES HAVE NOTED IS A REALLY, WAS A REALLY GREAT PROCESS.

ENGAGED.

A LOT OF STAKEHOLDERS TOOK MULTIPLE YEARS, ENDED UP WITH A UNANIMOUS VOTE OF THE COUNCIL.

LAST YEAR.

I WAS PROUD TO BE A PART OF THAT.

UH, WE WERE ALL PART OF THAT, SO IT WAS REALLY, REALLY GOOD STUFF.

UM, THE, MY, YOU ANSWERED SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I WAS GOING TO ASK ALREADY, BUT THE LAST ONE REALLY IS HOW, HOW DOES EQUITY FACTOR IN TO THE SEQUENCING OF PROJECTS? SO THE, EACH OF THE SUB PARTS OF THE SMP HAS A LOT OF, LIKE, HERE ARE ALL THE SIDEWALKS THAT NEED TO GET BUILT HERE.

ALL THE BIKE LANES ARE GOING UP, BUT WE NEVER HAVE ALL OF THE MONEY.

SO THERE'S A SEQUENCE PROCESS THAT GOES THROUGH.

HOW IS, HOW WAS THAT SEQUENCE DETERMINED? UM, THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER.

UM, SO SOME OF THE PROGRAMS ACTUALLY HAVE PRIORITIZATION METHODOLOGIES PUT TOGETHER THAT THAT ABSOLUTELY DO INCLUDE EQUITY.

AND THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT WE CAN'T CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THAT.

WE KNOW THAT THAT IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE WE FAILED TO INVEST.

AND WHEN I SAY WE, I MEAN US AS AN INDUSTRY AND AS A CITY, NOT NECESSARILY US AS, AS CURRENT PROFESSIONALS, UM, THAT WE NEED TO MAKE AN EXTRA INVESTMENT OR EXTRA EFFORT TO GET THOSE INVESTMENTS OUT THERE.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN INCORPORATING, UH, EQUITY THROUGHOUT THE ASAP AND INCLUDING EQUITY CONSIDERATIONS AS WE MOVE FORWARD, UH, WITH OUR IMPLEMENTATION OF OUR PROGRAMS. AND SO, YOU KNOW, SOME PROGRAMS LIKE VISION, ZERO LOOKS FOR WHERE THE GREATEST RISKS ARE.

UH, AND WE KNOW THAT THAT PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE UNDULY, UH, REPRESENTED IN THE SERIOUS INJURY AND FATALITY NUMBERS THAT WE SEE ACROSS OUR CITIES WITH REGARDS TO, UM, UH, AUTOMOBILE VIOLENCE.

AND SO WE REALLY STRIVE TO, TO MAKE SURE THAT THE LIMITED FUNDING WE HAVE ARE GOING TO INTERSECTIONS WHERE WE ARE GOING TO MOST DRAMATICALLY ADDRESS THAT CURVE.

AND SO IT'S DIRECTLY IN THE EVALUATION PROCESS OF THE HIGHEST RANKED, UM, UM, INTERSECTIONS FOR INSTANCE, TO MAKE, MAKE REVISIONS TO, OR THE HIGHEST RANKED, UH, AREAS WHERE WE NEED TO SPEND ATTENTION.

SIMILARLY, OUR, OUR BIKE

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SYSTEM LOOKS AT IT AS A SYSTEM LEVEL.

AND SO AGAIN, BECAUSE WE'RE INVESTING AT A SYSTEM LEVEL, WE BELIEVE THAT HELPS, UM, UH, PUSH US TOWARDS EQUITY.

UH, BUT WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO IMPROVE EQUITY.

WE'VE HEARD THROUGH THIS PROCESS OF DISCUSSION THAT THERE ARE SOME PROGRAMS THAT WE NEED TO GO BACK AND ADD ADDITIONAL EQUITY CONSIDERATIONS TO, UM, YOU KNOW, WE'VE JUST GONE THROUGH A SPEED MANAGEMENT, UH, REPROGRAMMING AND, AND REALLY ADDED EQUITY BECAUSE WE KNEW THAT NEIGHBORHOODS THAT, UM, MAY NEED, UM, UM, MODIFICATION OF THE ROADWAYS TO GET TO SAFER SPEEDS WERE NOT THE ONES THAT WERE SPEAKING UP NECESSARILY.

UM, MANY OF THE EAST SIDE COMMUNITIES, UH, ARE NOT ABLE TO VOICE THEIR NEED.

AND SO WE'RE FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE THAT THAT WE'RE HEARING FROM THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS IS WE'RE MAKING THOSE INVESTMENTS AND WE'RE COMMITTED TO THAT EQUITY INVESTMENT GOING FORWARD.

IF YOU HAVE FURTHER SUGGESTIONS, WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH COUNSEL, OF COURSE, AS WE TRY TO, UH, MAKE THOSE IMPROVEMENTS.

YEAH.

I'M, I'M PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN OPPORTUNITIES TO REEVALUATE.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY SOME OF THE OLDER PROGRAMS THAT, THAT I'VE HAD, AND IT'S ALWAYS, IT'S A CHALLENGE.

ARE YOU TRYING TO BUILD A SYSTEM? AND IF LOTS OF THE SYSTEM ALREADY EXISTS IN AREAS THAT HAVE, I MEAN, BY DESIGN, THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT GOT INVESTMENT.

ARE YOU, ARE YOU CONNECTING PIECES THAT EXIST THAT ARE BROKEN OR ARE YOU BUILDING NEW PIECES? RIGHT.

AND THAT, THAT, THAT IS I THINK, A CONTINUOUS CONVERSATION THAT HAS TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE COUNCIL.

SO WE CAN BE ASSURING THAT THE DECISIONS BEING MADE ARE ALIGNED WITH THE EQUITY CONCERNS OF, OF THE BODY.

UM, AND THEN THE LAST THING ON YOU, YOU MENTIONED FOR THE BOND ITEM, THAT, THAT STAFF IS WORKING OUR LAWS, WORKING ON CONTRACT FOR THE VOTERS, WHICH, UH, THE COUNCIL ADOPTED.

UM, DID YOU SAY THAT STAFF WAS GOING TO BE BRINGING MORE DETAIL THAN WAS ADOPTED LAST WEEK? I KNOW, I DIDN'T SAY THAT.

I SAID, WELL, YOU KNOW, WITH, UH, BOND PROGRAMS, WHEN WE GO TO VOTERS ON PROPOSITIONS, WE TYPICALLY PUBLISH VERY STANDARD FACTUAL INFORMATION.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN STAND UP THAT THOSE CAPABILITIES, UH, PROBABLY IN A WEBSITE ENVIRONMENT.

OKAY.

BUT, BUT THE WEBSITE WILL PROBABLY, SO W W ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I HAD ABOUT THE BOND IS THAT THAT HAS KIND OF BUCKETS OF DOLLARS SET UP BUCKETS FOR A SIDEWALK BUS.

CAUSE WE'RE LIKE, WELL, THOSE JUST POINT ESSENTIALLY TO THE SMP WORK THAT TOOK ALL THESE YEARS, YOU KNOW, THE TWO YEARS OR WILL, THERE'LL BE MORE SPECIFICITY ON WHICH PRIORITY ONE PROJECTS ARE GOING TO BE CONSIDERED PART OF YOU.

YOU GET THE QUESTION, WHAT ARE YOU? I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION, AND I'M NOT SURE I HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU, SO SORRY.

I JUST, UH, WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH SPECIFICITY I CAN SAY THAT WORD CORRECTLY, UH, THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE.

UH, SO ALL RIGHT.

YEAH.

THANKS.

THAT WAS A GOOD PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU, MEMBER ELLIS.

APPRECIATE THOSE QUESTIONS.

UM, I WANTED TO READ ONE OF THE CLAUSES THAT WAS IN THE FURTHER VIET RESOLVED AND, UM, I DON'T LIVE WITH ALL MY DOCUMENTS OPEN ALL THE TIME, SO I DON'T THINK ANYONE ELSE DOES, BUT THE SENTENCE THAT ISN'T IN THE DOCUMENT SAYS EXISTING PROJECT PRIORITIZATION CRITERIA FOR ALL PROGRAMS IDENTIFIED IN THIS RESOLUTION SHOULD BE REEVALUATED AND WERE NECESSARY, MODIFIED TO FURTHER PRIORITIZE, EQUITABLE OUTCOMES.

SO I HOPE THAT GIVES COVER TO STAFF TO KNOW THAT WHAT COUNCIL ADOPTED HAS A CAVEAT IN THERE TO DO EXACTLY THIS.

AND I THINK, I THINK THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL.

UM, BUT I ALSO HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT STREET IMPACT FEE.

CAUSE I KNOW THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT A FEW TIMES, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN ON COUNCIL AGENDAS.

UM, MY UNDERSTANDING RIGHT NOW IS THAT THERE'S MORE BOARD AND COMMISSIONS FEEDBACK THAT IN THIS PRESENT MOMENT, THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS, UM, EVALUATING AND PROCESSING.

DO YOU HAVE A, A TIMELINE OR EXPECTATION OF TIMELINE FOR US TO BE PREPARED FOR, FOR WHEN OTHER PHASES OF THAT MIGHT MOVE FORWARD? AND SOME OF THEM, CAUSE EVERY TIME I GET INTO IT, I HAVE TO PUT ON MY STREET IMPACT FEE HAT AND CARVE OUT TIME AND REALLY FOCUS ON IT BECAUSE IT IS VERY DETAILED, BUT VERY IMPORTANT.

UM, SO I JUST DIDN'T KNOW IF YOU HAD MORE INFORMATION ON WHEN WE MIGHT SEE THOSE, UM, IMPACT FEE ANALYSIS, COME BACK.

ALRIGHT.

UM, COUNCIL MEMBER AT, UH, LET ME GET BACK TO YOU ON A SPECIFIC SCHEDULE AFTER I HAVE A BETTER VISION FOR HOW MUCH ADDITIONAL TIME THIS WILL TAKE.

UM, YOU KNOW, THE OTHER THING WE KNOW YOU ALL ARE VERY BUSY RIGHT NOW, UH, WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND SO WE THINK THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN YOU DO PUT ON YOUR HAT, IT'S THE ONLY HAT YOU HAVE TO WEAR AT THE MOMENT.

SO, UH, I WILL COMMUNICATE WHEN THAT MIGHT BE BACK.

THAT'S APPRECIATED.

IT DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK LIKE THAT.

UM,

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OKAY.

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION UNLESS OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS.

OKAY.

WELL, AND, AND ALSO, SO, UH, SO THANK YOU, UM, ALL GOOD CONVERSATION AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR, UM, UH, MAKING THE POINTS THAT YOU DID.

I THINK THE OTHER ASPECT OF IT THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT, OR ACTUALLY IT'S PART AND PARCEL OF IT IS THE, THE FACT THAT WE ARE, WE THINK IN TERMS OF A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY AND TO PROVIDE OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE.

AND SO