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File #: R-19-201   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 10/21/2019 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Requiring The Department Of Municipal Development To Install Speed Humps On Dover Street Northwest To Improve Public Safety (Borrego)
Attachments: 1. R-201
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
12/2/2019 City Council PostponedPass Action details
11/18/2019 City Council PostponedPass Action details
10/21/2019 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
10/21/2019 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
10/21/2019 City Council PostponedPass Action details

COUNCIL BILL NO. R-19-201 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Cynthia D. Borrego

Requiring The Department Of Municipal Development To Install Speed Humps On Dover Street Northwest To Improve Public Safety (Borrego)
WHEREAS, the residents of Dover Street Northwest between McMahon Boulevard and Braniff Avenue in 2018 petitioned for and were granted a Traffic Calming Study through the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP); and
WHEREAS, Dover Street is a residential street fronted by homes and yards with a sidewalk located behind the curb of the roadway and it is intersected by five courts and is an access that connects streets north and east of Dover to McMahon. The roadway is on a hill sloping from north to south which can cause motorists to unknowingly speed; and
WHEREAS, The NTMP Qualifying study recorded that the 85th percentile speed of vehicles traveling on the Dover roadway exceeded 32 miles per hour. This is detrimental to public safety. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation reports that when a vehicle traveling over 30 miles per hour strikes a pedestrian there is a 70% greater chance the crash will result in pedestrian fatality or serious pedestrian injury than if the pedestrian was struck at 25 miles per hour, the speed limit for a local street; and
WHEREAS, in its current configuration the NTMP requires that for a street to qualify for traffic calming two of four criteria must be met. The NTMP evaluation of Dover Street determined that traffic on the road only achieved one NTMP evaluation criterion of speeding. Therefore Dover did not warrant traffic calming through the NTMP Program; and
WHEREAS, since the implementation of the current edition of the NTMP Manual, few roads with speeding and cut through traffic issues have qualified for the NTMP Program. I...

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