The regular meeting of the Bicycle Users Subcommittee was called to order at 5:35 pm.
Correction of the minutes: APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 2002 MINUTES.
New business was approved to be discussed before Old Business.
The installation of a right-turn pocket and left-turn lane at the T intersection of westbound Melody at Acacia is proposed. The street is not wide enough for a Class 2 route without eliminating parking. At the intersection, the additional right-turn lane will reduce congestion at the intersection. Staff recommended that Melody be changed to a Class 3 route. Parking will be removed near the corner to allow the installation of the right-turn lane. The TCC has approved the removal of parking. In response to discussion regarding no access ramp at the corner, staff advised that an existing utility pole prevents the City from installing an access ramp that meets current standards.
Staff proposed installing through/left-turn lane and right-turn lane southbound on Acacia at Dorothy. This involves removal of parking on the west side of Acacia near the intersection. Property owners who will loose parking are in support of these improvements. No Class 2 bike lane can be installed if this done.
Staff has proposed installing 60 feet of red curb northbound Acacia north of Dorothy adjacent to the school driveway entrance to allow a right-turn lane into the school parking lot. Council has approved this improvement. This location would be similar to Highland at Chapman. Staff recommended changing Acacia N/O Dorothy to a Class 3 route and the Subcommittee agreed.
Staff proposed posting no stopping anytime to have enough room to stripe three lanes and a bike lane. The street narrows eastbound on Orangethorpe from Highland to Lemon and westbound from Lemon to Harbor, and there may not be enough room for a bike lane. It may be necessary to use the sidewalk in these areas. The City is in favor of maintaining the medians within this area.
The City Attorney has reviewed and concluded that it is currently illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk without a resolution or ordinance allowing such use. This impacts bike routes where it is expected that bikes will be ridden on the sidewalk and not in the street.
Two options are suggested:
The downtown area would be an area where bikes should not be allowed on the sidewalk. Member Buck spoke on the background of this issue; and that the previous Traffic Engineer had designed some routes where it was necessary for bikes to be ridden on the sidewalk, e.g., Parks and Castlewood
Pedestrians have the right of way if bikes are allowed on the sidewalk per the vehicle code. Staff will prepare the appropriate document, i.e., resolution or ordinance. The Subcommittee suggested that a skate boarding resolution be recommended to the Council at the same time as the Bicycle Master Plan if no delay is caused to the Plan. It was also suggested that bicycles should not be allowed on sidewalks in the Central Business District; speed limits should be included. The Committee requested to review a draft of staff's document.
Member Buck brought up several issues with the proposed revisions to the Master Plan.
The BUSC made the following recommendation for the Master Plan:
Proposed Bike Route Classifications attached.
Bike lanes have been painted on both sides of Berkeley from Harbor to Valley View recently with parking allowed. On street parking is necessary due to business adjacent to Berkeley and the college.
|Rosecrans||West City Limit||Parks Road||2||None|
|Lakeview||Euclid||North City Limit||3||Yes|
|Gilbert||North City Limit||Commonwealth||2||None|
|Gilbert||Commonwealth||South City Limit||3||Yes|
|North of Rosecrans Undeveloped property||West City Limit||Euclid||2||None|
|Parks||Bastanchury||North City Limit||2||None|
|Sunny Ridge||Valley View||Valencia Mesa||3||Yes|
|Railroad R/W||Malvern||North City Limit||1||None|
|Valencia Mesa||Bastanchury||E/O Harbor||2||None|
|Dam E/O Harbor||1||None|
|Warburton||Bastanchury||West of Bastanchury||2||Yes|
|Juanita Cooke Trail||Berkeley||North City Limit||3||None|
|Harbor||Brea||North City Limit||2||Yes|
|Brea||Harbor||North City Limit||2||No|
|Bastanchury||Harbor||East City Limit||2||No|
|Rolling Hills||Puente||East City Limit||2||No|
|Craig Park||State College||Associated||1||No|
|Associated||Yorba Linda||North City Limit||2||No|
|CSUF||State College||Center CSUF||1||None|
|Placentia||North City Limit||Mystic||2||No|
|Fullerton creek||Melody||State College||1||None|
|CSUF/Yorba Linda||State College||Associated||1||None|
|CSUF||Center of CSUF||Madison||1||None|
|Malvern||West City Limit||Basque||1||None|
|Union||Malden||Alley W/o Harbor||3||None|
|Union||Alley W/o Harbor||Pomona||3||Yes|
|Alley W/o Harbor||Union||Berkeley||3||Yes|
|Valencia||West City Limit||Highland||2||Yes|
|Rail Road R/W||S/o Malvern||South City Limit||1||None|
|Acacia||South City Limit||Melody||2||None|
|Madison||Placentia||East City Limit||2||None|