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Agenda Item - 2022-11-29 - Number II - Draft Meeting Minutes CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO Transportation Advisory Board Action Minutes September 22, 2022 Call to order: 7:00 PM Attendance: Members present: Chair Bill Jaursch; Vice Chair Amin Wahab; Theresa Bianco; Trevor Sleeman; Kasey Adler; Stephen Cohen; and Peter Cory, Youth Member Members Absent/Excused: Drew Hagedorn Council Liaison Present: Aaron Rapf, City Council Liaison Guest(s): Found below in the Public Comments section Staff: Will Farley, City Traffic Engineer; Stefan Broadus, Assistant City Engineer; Heike Shipton, Senior Associate Engineer; Katy Kerklaan, Citizen Information Specialist; Erica Rooney, City Engineer; and Chris Fairley, Administrative Support Consent Agenda • July 21, 2022 Meeting Minutes o Mr. Adler moved to approve the Minutes of July 21, 2022, as submitted. Seconded by Ms. Bianco and passed unanimously. Council Report • Councilor Rapf reported that the City Council was on recess for August and in the last 2 meetings of September, they heard a Type II Tree Removal Application Appeal on a Development Review Commission (DRC) decision; relaying that the final vote was 4:2 to affirm the DRC’s decision to allow the removal of the trees. o Ms. Bianco asked about the City Council's discussions over the funding request to increase the budget for the Pathways Project. Councilor Rapf replied that one of their goals is to upgrade Lake Oswego's infrastructure as quickly as possible but there were funding constraints; adding that the Council will be discussing the implementation of a slight increase in the street maintenance fee to grow funding slowly, over time. Public Comment: • Robert Griffith, 1630 Hallinan Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, relayed that he had continuing concerns over inadequate consideration being given to residential parking on Hallinan Street (safety issues and congestion during school events). • Edward Conrad, 980 B Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, thanked staff for expanding the bike lane on Boones Ferry Road. He stated that he had seen more citizens riding bicycles around the City; requesting that more bicycle parking be assigned for new construction projects. He then requested that members consider adding the Thoma Road pathway project back onto their list. • Bill Abadie, 1498 Meadows Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, voiced his approval for the Hallinan Pathway Project as it would improve safety, given the local and school pedestrian and car traffic. • Katherine Lupton, 4912 Lower Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, requested that members consider installing speed bumps (in the style of those on Upper Drive and West Bay Road) on her street (Lower Drive) and the surrounding streets (Rosewood Street and Tualatin Street) because they had become thoroughfares for autos on the way to I-5. She also requested that speed advisory signs be installed on Lower Drive and Rosewood Street, and that improvements be made on Bryant Road to Boones Ferry Road and on Lakeview Boulevard to the swim park (placing reflective, raised posts every 3’ or full concrete barriers). • Cortney Hesser, 1615 Hallinan Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, voiced her opposition to a portion of the Hallinan Pathway Project (Cherry Lane to Hemlock Street) because of the parking situation and bicyclists and pedestrian safety on the narrower street. She noted that there were 3 current families who would use the gates in their backyards to access Hallinan Elementary School, rather than using the pathway on Hallinan Street, and that other people would use Hemlock Street or Upper Cherry Lane to access the school. She closed by saying that she and her neighbors would rather see monies from the Hallinan project be given to one of the other proposed projects. • Paul Hesser, 1615 Hallinan Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, opined that there would be less space for people walking dogs to walk around other people walking dogs when all of the east side of the street would be blocked by the pathway, parked cars, and mailboxes. He shared that there had been no accidents on their street in the last 22 years; opining that fear over the possibility of an accident should not be a factor in installing the pathway on Hallinan Street. He cited the practices in New York City, which used speed bumps and speed calming signage versus narrower streets. • Jan Stroll, 1695 Hallinan Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, stated that she had lived in her home for 23 years. She informed members that she had rarely seen children walking on that street but had seen walkers on the west side of the street, facing the traffic coming down the hill; adding that she felt safer walking on wider streets. She expressed her concerns over how their mail would be delivered if the boxes were on the same side of the street as the pathway. • Carole Ockert, 910 Cumberland Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, reminded members that the important stretch of the pathway on Sunningdale Road (10th Street to Andrews Road) was completed a number of years ago through a collaborative effort between the neighborhood association and the Lake Oswego School District (LOSD), during the expansion of the school. She stated that the back of the school was no longer used as an access point for the students. She then reminded members that Forest Hills Elementary School would be undergoing a major rebuild. She cited the comment received from Tony Vandenberg, which concurred with her own prior testimony. She requested that this project be postponed for a couple of years. • Marty Gardner, 13238 Thoma Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, opined that the Knaus Road pathway seemed to be successful in providing access to the high school for students walking down Thoma Road. He noted that the cul-de-sac at the end of Thoma Road had become a drop- off/pick-up point for students and more cars were seen speeding along that street; adding that the LOSD stated that they could post a Public Resources Officer in the cul-de-sac in the morning and afternoon to prevent the student drop-offs/pick-ups. He would like to see that this cul-de- sac be set as a "no drop-off/pick-up" zone. He shared that the neighbors he had spoken with agreed with his opinions. Mr. Farley stated there was no law to tie to the enforcement of making Thoma Road a "no drop-off/pick-up" zone. • Aaron Wadell, 13180 Thoma Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, informed members that his home was in the cul-de-sac, and that he was against the proposed installation of sidewalks on his street because it was already narrow and there was no through-traffic. He noted that the only time more traffic was seen was during the drop-off/pick-up times and school events. He requested that lower speeds be posted on his street (15 mph). Staff Reports 1. LO Police Department Report (presented by Sgt. Weitman) • Sgt. Weitman listed the totals for the 2022 YTD Summary report as follows: 2942 Total Citations, plus 1121 warnings (Speed=975 (the 5 new patrol cars were equipped with moving radar devices); Electronic Device/Cell Use=431; FTO Traffic Control Device=256; Expired Registration/Related=209; and Driving Uninsured=185); 53 DUII Arrests (Alcohol=48/Drugs=5); and 128 Crashes (Non-injury - Property/Vehicle Damage Only=80; Hit & Run=67; Injury=19 with zero fatalities; and Auto/Pedestrian=3 (February 9, 2022 in the crosswalk in front of the Lake Oswego High School/May 5, 2022 in the crosswalk at A Avenue & 1st Street/September 7, 2022 in the crosswalk at A Avenue & 10th Street). He shared that the next report would come during the first meeting of the new year, and that a different officer would be transitioning into his current position. • Sgt. Weitman informed citizens that they could request that the speed trailer be deployed to their neighborhood to collect traffic speed data. 2. 2022 Pathways Program (presented by Mr. Broadus & Ms. Shipton) • 2022 City Council Goal: The project is identified as a key component in the Transportation System Plan (TSP) to improve transportation connections, mobility, and safety of all travelers and for all types of trips in Lake Oswego. • 2021 Community Survey Results: Statistically valid survey (widely circulated and open for 3 weeks, as explained by Ms. Kerklaan); 54% of residents were least satisfied with the condition of pathways in their neighborhoods; and Infrastructure services should receive the most emphasis over the nest 2 years (availability of pedestrian pathways in the neighborhood and on major streets/routes). • 4 Segments in the Project Scope: Boca Ratan Drive, Hallinan Street, Lanewood Street/Douglas Circle, and Douglas Way. • Public Outreach Process: May 2022 - Community meetings held (with surveys collected) to gather information and concerns (tree removal, landscaping removal, mail delivery, garbage pick-up, parking); August 2022 – 2nd round of meetings (with surveys collected) to share concepts, seek feedback on preferences, and gather additional comments. • Douglas Way (from Quarry Drive to Hallmark Drive): On the south side of the road; Horizontal (painted stripes) or Vertical (concrete barrier) separation proposed; and 98% approval from 49 survey responses received. • Lanewood Street/Douglas Circle: On the south side of the road; Vertical separation proposed (concrete barrier); and 78% approval from 62 survey responses received. • Boca Ratan Drive (from Atwater Road to Bonniebrae Drive): On the south side of the road; Vertical separation proposed (concrete barrier narrowing the width of the road, with reduced on-street parking); and 87% approval from 88 survey responses received. • Hallinan Street (3 separate segments): Segment 1 - east side, Segment 2 - south side, and Segment 3 - on both east and west sides and on the 4 corners; Vertical separation proposed (concrete barrier narrowing the width of the road, with reduced on-street parking); Segment 1 with 57% approval, Segment 2 with 54% approval, and Segment 3 with 64% approval from 89 survey responses received; and Feedback Themes - in Support (pedestrian safety for all users, needed for use by the greater community, and preserving landscaping/trees/private property) - in Opposition (parking, adequate street width, desire for other forms of traffic, no change wanted, adverse/unintended consequences, mailbox/trash can locations, and waste of time/money). • Next Steps: Presentation to City Council in October 2022; Final design in fall 2022/winter 2023; and Construction in summer 2023. o In response to a question over the budget, Mr. Broadus replied that the project had a budget of $2.3 million, without a breakdown for the individual areas. o Chair Jaursch asked if the paths could be wider than the 5’ shown on the plans. Mr. Broadus stated that there were constraints in many of the areas which would not allow for wider paths, and below 5’ was not preferred. o Vice Chair Wahab asked about the parking concerns (few cars shown parked on the street), and whether mail carriers would have to walk to the mailboxes. Mr. Broadus stated that the pictures were taken during a time when few cars would be present and that more were seen in the evening, and the mailboxes would be moved to the edge of the new curb so mail carriers could use their vehicles for delivery. o Driveway approaches will be included in the pathway and Right-of-Way (ROW) widths will vary, with most of the pathways slated to exist in current ROWs. o Members voiced concerns over promoting the Hallinan project, given the almost 50/50 split of support versus opposition by neighborhood residents. TAB members agreed, in the end, to keep this project on the recommendation list to the City Council. o Vice Chair Wahab inquired whether there was flexibility in the budget to include traffic calming measures within the Hallinan Project. Mr. Farley replied that he had researched that issue and found that Hallinan Street did not qualify for the installation of speed bumps or other traffic calming measures because the daily trip count was well-below the number required. o All members agreed that a letter should be drafted and sent to the City Council noting their support of the processes and the projects for 2022; pointing to the possible contention over the Hallinan project (support versus opposition being near-equal). 3. Pathway Prioritization Round 2 (presented by Mr. Farley) • Timeline o Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Proposals - October 2022; Budget Committee Review - Early 2023; and City Council Approval - June 2023. • Recommendation to City Council o The Transportation Advisory Board wishes to continue recommending the prioritization of the following pathway projects as funding becomes available: Boones Ferry Road from Country Club Road to northern City limits; Bryant Road from Boones Ferry Road to Childs Road; and Goodall Road from Knaus Road to Country Club Road. • Previously Excluded o The following projects were excluded from the previous priority list and should continue to be excluded from the next round of recommendations: Jean Road from Bryant Road to Pilkington Road; Boones Ferry Road from Pilkington Road to Washington Court; and E Avenue from 4th Street to 10th Street. • Current Considered Projects o 14 Points: 1) Melrose Street; 2) Carman Drive; 3) Quarry Road; 4) Pilkington Road (north); 5) Thoma Road; 6) Sunningdale Road; and 7) 10th Street. o 13 Points: 8) Meadowlark Lane; 9) Tree Top Lane; 10) Hemlock Street; 11) Pilkington Road (south); 12) Overlook Drive; 13) Royce Way; and 14) G Avenue. • LOSD Comments o “All of the proposed projects would be welcomed improvements from a District operational perspective.” – Anthony Vandenberg, Executive of Project Management. o 1) Melrose Street Bike Lanes: “Oak Creek (Elementary) experiences a constrained drop off and pick up.” o 5) Thoma Road Path: “Good enhancement for students…District has no plans to provide extensive enhancements in the forested area, and opportunities are limited due to conservation overlay.” o 6) Sunningdale Road and 7) 10th Street: “City should work closely with the District as sidewalk design proceeds or possibly postpone…until the future major renovation/replacement is verified and funded.” • Engineer’s Recommendation o Remove the following projects: 1) Melrose Street; 3) Quarry Road; 6) Sunningdale Road; 7) 10th Street; and 14) G Avenue. Members requested that Sunningdale Road and 10th Street be added to the list to revisit at a future date. o Move forward with the following projects: 2) Carman Drive - $1.7 million; 4) Pilkington Road (north) - $413,000; 11) Pilkington Road (south) - $853,000 (will be partially completed with the Jean Road project); 8) Meadowlark Lane - $313,000; and 9) Tree Top Lane - $228,000. Members discussed the potential budget. o Further discuss the following projects: 5) Thoma Road - $396,000; 10) Hemlock Street - $3-$4 million (part of the River-to-River project); 12) Overlook Drive - $1.1 million; and 13) Royce Way - $33,000. Ms. Bianco recommended including a pedestrian bridge over Highway 43 as part of the Hemlock Street project. Members agreed to remove 12) Overlook Drive and 13) Royce Way from the recommendation list. Members agreed to add 5) Thoma Road and 10) Hemlock Street to the recommendation list but with further review. o The following list will be recommended as 2023 Pathways Projects: 2) Carman Drive; 4) Pilkington Road (north); 5) Thoma Road; 8) Meadowlark Lane; 9) Tree Top Lane; 10) Hemlock Street; and 11) Pilkington Road (south). o Mr. Adler moved that a letter be drafted and sent to the City Council with their recommendations for the 2023 Pathways Projects. Seconded by Mr. Cohen and passed unanimously. 4. Next Meeting Scheduling (presented by Mr. Farley) • Mr. Farley will be unavailable to meet on November 17, 2022. He will send an email with potential dates for members to provide a returned response. The next regular meeting date is TBD. Adjournment: 9:50 PM - motion unanimously approved.