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Record No: RES 31611    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/5/2015
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the State Route 520, Interstate 5 to Medina Bridge Replacement and High Occupancy Vehicle Project; recognizing the completion of a design refinements effort and a recommendations report for the west side portion of the project and recommending actions by the City of Seattle and State of Washington based on results of this effort.
Sponsors: Tom Rasmussen
Supporting documents: 1. Proposed Amendment, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. SR 520 Presentation, 4. Amendment 1 Rasmussen Design Commission (added 9/23/15), 5. Amendment 2 O'Brien Roanoke Bike Lane (added 9/23/15), 6. Amendment 3 O'Brien Portage Bay bike lanes (added 9/23/15), 7. Amendment 4 O'Brien Pedestrian Crossings (added 9/23/15), 8. Amendment 6 O'Brien PedBike Construction Access (added 9/23/15), 9. Amendment 7 Rasmussen WSDOT Peninsula (added 9/23/15), 10. Amendment 8 Rasmussen Public Comment (added 9/23/15), 11. July 19, 2011 WSDOT Peninsula Letter and Map (added 9/23/15)
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION relating to the State Route 520, Interstate 5 to Medina Bridge Replacement and High Occupancy Vehicle Project; recognizing the completion of a design refinements effort and a recommendations report for the west side portion of the project and recommending actions by the City of Seattle and State of Washington based on results of this effort.
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WHEREAS, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) led the Seattle Design Process (Process) in collaboration with The City of Seattle (City) as intended by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed by Ordinance 123733 in October 2011, consistent with the Preferred Alternative, baseline design features, and environmental footprint of the State Route 520, Interstate 5 to Medina Bridge Replacement and High Occupancy Vehicle Project (Project) as approved by the Federal Highway Administration's Record of Decision; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31411, adopted in September 2012, identified the findings of the technical report entitled Establishment of Triggers, Second Montlake Bridge Workgroup (Triggers Report) and the recommendations of the City Council regarding the building of a second bascule bridge over the Montlake Cut; and
WHEREAS, the City Council cited certain findings of the Triggers Report in Section 1 of Resolution 31411 and requested and recommended certain actions in Section 2 of that Resolution as follows:
that current levels of service for bicycles and pedestrians approach, and at times exceed, thresholds defined by City policies included in the Seattle Comprehensive Plan (2005), Seattle Bicycle Master Plan (2007), and the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan (2009), and therefore action within the next five years is appropriate to address the capacity limitation on the current bridge;
that the 2.5-mile corridor containing the Montlake Bridge is the source of transit delay but is not the critical factor in creating ...

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