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TCC Minutes February 4, 2002

MINUTES

TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION COMMISSION

City Council Chambers---------City Hall
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2002 - - - - - 4:00 P. M.

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
Brent Hardwick
Edward Ginter, Chairman
Vince Buck
Patrick Robeson
J. Michael Cochran
Sean Francis, Vice Chairman
COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:
LeAnn French
STAFF PRESENT:
Robert Hodson, Director of Engineering
Mark Miller, City Traffic Engineer
Dave Langstaff, Traffic Engineering Technician II
Teri Carlson, Senior Traffic Engineering Aide
Lt. Greg Mays, Police Department
Amy Inzunza, Recording Secretary

CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Ginter called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.

MINUTES:

Vince Buck and Edward Ginter asked to have the December minutes include more detailed information on certain items before approval. Commissioner Hardwick made a motion to approve the minutes of November 5, 2001. Commissioner Cochran seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

1. CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO INSTALL "NO PARKING-BUSES EXEMPT" ON THE WEST SIDE OF DEERPARK DRIVE AT GARNET LANE WITHIN THE CUL-DE-SAC.

City Traffic Engineer Mark Miller presented staff's report regarding consideration of a request to install "No Parking-Buses Exempt" on the west side of Deerpark Drive at Garnet Lane within the cul-de-sac. Cal State Fullerton has an agreement with the Spectrum Health Club for students to park in the parking structure. They then take a shuttle bus to and from the campus. Commissioner Buck asked if a permit is needed to park in the parking structure. Joe Ferrer Director of Parking with Cal State Fullerton said that no permit is needed to park in the structure.

Chairman Ginter opened the public hearing.

Commissioner Buck asked if parking is a problem on campus. Mr. Ferrer stated that they have not had any problems with parking at Cal State Fullerton. Commissioner Robeson asked how the Spectrum Health Club knows who is not allowed to park at the structure. Mr. Ferrer said that there is no way of knowing who is allowed to park at the structure.

Chairman Ginter closed the public comment segment.

Vice Chairman Francis made a motion to approve staff's recommendation. Commissioner Hardwick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

2. CONSIDERATION OF A STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO INSTALL "NO STOPPING ANYTIME" ON THE WEST SIDE OF HIGHLAND AVENUE BETWEEN WHITING AVENUE AND CHAPMAN AVENUE; AND ON BOTH SIDES OF HIGHLAND AVENUE BETWEEN CHAPMAN AVENUE AND 170-FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF CHAPMAN AVENUE.

City Traffic Engineer Mark Miller presented staff's report regarding consideration of a staff recommendation to install "No Stopping Anytime" on the west side of Highland Avenue between Whiting Avenue and Chapman Avenue; and on both sides of Highland Avenue between Chapman Avenue and 170-feet north of the centerline of Chapman Avenue. Staff was requesting these restrictions in order to restripe Highland Avenue at Chapman Avenue to provide a revised lane configuration. This is necessary to relieve congestion on Highland Avenue due to increase in traffic.

Chairman Ginter asked if there will be parking allowed on Highland Avenue. Mr. Miller said that there will be parking allowed on the east side for the residence on the corner.

Commissioner Buck asked if this route is a bicycle route. Mr. Miller replied that it is designated as a Class II bicycle route. Commissioner Buck stated that this issue should be addressed to the Bicycle Users Subcommittee since he feels that it is unsafe for bicycle riders. Bob Hodson, Director of Engineering, stated that this item was not taken to the Bicycle Users Subcommittee since it deals with traffic congestions and since there is currently not a striped bike route on this section of Highland. Mr. Hodson stated that staff was not prepared to recommend a bike lane installation to the Bicycle Users Subcommittee at this time because on-street parking will need to be removed. Vice Chairman Francis asked Bob Hodson and Mark Miller if this recommendation creates an unsafe condition to bicycle riders. Both said that this is not unsafe for bicycle riders since they can ride in the traffic lane.

Commissioner Buck asked if there are any limits on how wide a lane can be. Mr. Miller said that a 9-foot lane can accommodate vehicles. Commissioner Buck stated that lane width is relevant to bicycle safety. Commissioner Robeson stated that if the speed limit was 35 mph, then there would be an issue regarding bicycle riders.

Chairman Ginter opened the public hearing.

Garrett Hartney, 402 North Highland Avenue, and Leslie Johnson, 303 North Highland Avenue, stated that they concurred with staff's recommendation.

Chairman Ginter closed the public comment segment.

Vice Chairman Francis made a motion to approve the staff's recommendation. Chairman Ginter seconded the motion.

AYES: Cochran, Francis, Hardwick, Robeson
NAYES: Buck, Ginter
ABSENT: French

3. DISCUSSION OF THE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE BICYCLE USERS SUBCOMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS.

The Bicycle Users Subcommittee had made recommendations to encourage bicycling and the use of existing bike routes in the City. The Commission concurred with these recommendations and directed staff to implement them to the maximum extent possible.

Vice Chairman Francis asked for an update on grants. Bob Hodson, Director of Engineering, stated that OCTA has taken available funds for handicap access bus stops.

Vice Chairman Francis asked if a bike lane is expensive. Bob Hodson said that it depends on what needs to be done. Vice Chairman Francis does not think the city has enough bike lanes.

Chairman Ginter opened the public hearing.

No one wished to address this item, and the public comment segment was closed.

4. DISCUSSION REGARDING "SUGGESTED ROUTES TO SCHOOL".
Mr. Miller presented to the Commission a "Suggested Route to School" study. This study was done as a joint project between the City and the Fullerton Elementary School District. The study included 16 elementary schools in Fullerton. Each school will receive a copy of the study to be distributed by the school district to parents and students.
NON AGENDA ITEMS

Mr. Miller advised the Commission that the selection of a new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson will be included on the next agenda.

Mr. Miller stated that the striping and signing has been completed on Laguna Road at Laguna Road Elementary School. Positive reports have been received from the school.

COUNCIL REVIEW

Chairman Ginter inquired about the request for a joint TCC and City Council workshop regarding the overnight parking ordinance. Mr. Hodson advised that it appears the Council does not want to have a joint meeting.

Commissioner Buck stated that the recommendation to the City Council regarding the Valencia Mesa Drive parking restrictions was not the same as those approved by the TCC. Director Hodson advised that during discussion of this item, the public indicated a possible need to extend the parking restrictions to the east. The Commission suggested that staff review this request but approve the staff recommendation. After review in the field, staff has extended the restriction area as part of the recommendation to Council.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

The regular meeting of the Transportation and Circulation Commission was adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

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