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File #: 14-2194    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/2/2013 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 4/8/2014 Final action:
Title: Update on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan/Complete Streets Design Guidelines Manual, and Consideration of a Resolution to Establish an Advisory Committee. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 14-2194_Attachment 1 pedestrian and bicycle master plan, 2. 14-2194_Attachment 2 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update ppt_SS, 3. 14-2194_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: APRIL 2, 2014

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: RASHAD M. YOUNG, CITY MANAGER/s/

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Update on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan/Complete Streets Design Guidelines Manual, and Consideration of a Resolution to Establish an Advisory Committee. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Update on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update and Complete Streets Design Guidelines Manual, and Resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Receive the update;

(2) Approve the resolution establishing an Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee;

(3) Request that the Chairs of the Planning Commission, Transportation Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Traffic and Parking Board, Commission on Aging, Commission on Persons with Disabilities, and Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee each nominate a member of their group to serve on the Advisory Committee; and,

(4) Authorize the City Manager to appoint the remaining members and designate the Chair of the Advisory Committee.

BACKGROUND: The City's 2008 Transportation Master Plan envisions a transportation system that encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation, reduces dependence on the automobile, and promotes a balance between travel efficiency and quality of life. These enhancements will provide Alexandrians with more transportation choices, continued economic growth, and a healthy environment. This system will lead to the establishment of transit-oriented, pedestrian friendly village centers, focused on neighborhood preservation and increased community cohesion, forming a more urban, vibrant and sustainable Alexandria.

The City also completed a Pedestrian and Bicycle Mo...

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