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THE PLANNING COUNCIL AND METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
1. CALL TO ORDER AND INTRODUCTIONS (8:30 8:35)
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 (8:35 8:40)
3. FORWARD PINELLAS ACTIONS OCTOBER 12, 2016 (8:40 8:45)
4. WEST BAY DRIVE TRAIL HEAD PROJECT (8:45 8:55)
5. SAN MARTIN BOULEVARD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT STUDY (8:55 9:05)
6. 2016 TRAFFIC CRASH TRENDS AND CONDITIONS REPORT (9:05 9:30)
7. SUN TRAIL PROGRAM (9:30 9:40)
8. SPOTlight EMPHASIS AREAS UPDATE (9:40 9:45)
A Vision for U.S. Highway 19 Corridor
Gateway Area Master Plan
Enhancing Beach Community Access
9. BPAC BUSINESS (9:45 9:55) A. Nominations for 2017 BPAC Election of Officers B. Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) C. Pinellas Trails, Inc
10. AGENCY REPORTS (9:55 10:05)
11. OTHER BUSINESS (10:05 10:15) A. Membership B. Correspondence, Publications, Articles of Interest C. Suggestions for Future Agenda Topics D. Other
12. ADJOURNMENT (10:15)
NEXT BPAC MEETING NOVEMBER 21, 2016
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BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY
COMMITTEE (BPAC) MEETING AGENDA
October 17, 2016 8:30 a.m.
310 Court Street, 1st Floor Conf. Room
Clearwater, FL 33756
BPAC October 17, 2016
2. Approval of Minutes The meeting summary for the September 26, 2016 meeting is attached for review and approval. ATTACHMENT: BPAC Meeting Summary September 26, 2016 ACTION: Approval of Meeting Summary
PINELLAS COUNTY BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING SUMMARY
September 26, 2016 The following is a summary of the Forward Pinellas Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) held on September 26, 2016 in the Pinellas County Planning Department Conference Room, First Floor, 310 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida.
BPAC Members Present Brian Smith, Chairman At Large Citizen Representative Geri Raja, Vice Chair South County Citizens Representative Becky Afonso North County Citizen Representative, Oldsmar Lynn Bosco At Large Citizen Representative Valerie Brookens City of Largo Megan Carmichael Department of Health - Pinellas Lucas Cruse St. Petersburg Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator Win Dermody Clearwater Citizen RepresentativeLyle Fowler PC Parks & Conservation Resources (PCR) Eric Gibson PSCO Byron Hall Pinellas Park Citizen Representative Steve Lasky At Large Citizen Representative Charles Martin Dunedin Citizen Representative Casey Morse Pinellas County Public Works Jim Parent South Beaches Citizen Representative (St. Pete Beach) Ron Rasmussen Pinellas Park Citizen Representative Michael Siebel At Large Citizen Representative Jim Wedlake Seminole Citizen Representative Georgia Wildrick Largo Citizen Representative Robert Yunk At Large Citizen Representative Jacob Labutka PSTA BPAC Members Absent Charlene Cobb Sunstar Paramedics Kimberly Cooper St. Petersburg Citizen Representative Felicia Donnelly Clearwater Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator Tom Ferraro North County Citizen Representative Julie Bond CUTR Edward Hawkes At Large Citizen Representative Chip Haynes Clearwater Citizen Representative Paul Kurtz At Large Citizen Representative Frank Lopez Largo Citizen Representative Anthony Matonti TBARTA Tom McGinty School System Representative Annette Sala At Large Citizen Representative Camille Soleil St. Petersburg Citizen Representative Bert Valery North Beaches Citizen Representative (Indian Rocks Beach) Others Present Doug Bentley Visitor/Citizen Daniel Alejandro City of Largo Citizen Menna Yassin FDOT Howard Frankland Bridge Project Manager Eric Trull Coast Bike Share Donald Hall Deputy Chief of Police, Clearwater Richard Hartman Street Smarts Florida New Non-Profit Bike/Ped Safety Education Ray Raja South County Visitor Chris Keller Tindale Oliver Rodney Chatman Forward Pinellas Division Manager Al Bartolotta Forward Pinellas Special Projects Manager Sarah Perch Forward Pinellas Staff Maria Kelly Forward Pinellas Staff Susan Miller Forward Pinellas Staff
BPAC MEETING SUMMARY September 26, 2016
1. CALL TO ORDER & INTRODUCTIONS
Chairman Brian Smith, At Large Citizen Representative, called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. Those in attendance introduced themselves.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The summary from the August 15, 2016 BPAC meeting was approved as provided in the agenda packet. One correction was made to 11D reflecting Sands Point Drive.
3. FORWARD PINELLAS ACTIONS
Mr. Rodney Chatman, Forward Pinellas (FP) Division Manager, reviewed the actions from the Boards September 13, 2016 meeting as provided in the agenda packet. In August, the committee received a presentation on Multimodal Transportation Priorities and had the opportunity to voice their concerns and choices of which bicycle/pedestrian projects (as well as road and transit) they would like to see completed. The Board approved the final Multimodal Priority list which included several of the bicycle/pedestrian projects to include Harn Boulevard Overpass and Starkey Road sidewalks. PSTA Activities Report on the Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit, Public Technical Work and Outreach is pointing PSTA to St. Pete Beach as a terminus for the Central Avenue BRT project; however St. Pete Beach is not a member of PSTA, therefore they will need to find a way to commit some funding for the BRT to move forward in their direction. PSTA has also launched a Flamingo Fares pilot program which allows the use of a smart phone app to pay for fares on PSTA, Jolly Trolley and Looper. The PSTA Board also approved new Jolly Trolley/Looper agreements and expanding services on the Jolly Trolley Coastal Routes from a weekend service to a seven days a week service. An event to celebrate this is October 10th, 5:30 pm, in Dunedin. Discussions regarding the new rule change that puts forth requirements for a regional MPO resulted in the Board suggesting a study to look at the whole region to see what would work best.
*** WALK-ON ITEM*** HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT Ms. Menna Yassin, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is the project manager for the Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Studies for the Tampa Bay Express (TBX) Projects. Ms. Yassin shared a presentation to the committee on the Howard Frankland Bridge Replacement Project. This project covers replacement of the northbound span of the bridge, which is ending its serviceable life. FDOT will construct a new bridge, with additional reinforcements, west of the southbound lanes due to less impact on the environment. When transit comes to the area, an additional bridge will be built in the same place as the one coming down and the reinforced bridge will become the transit bridge. The additional reinforcements are for the sole purpose of future transit. Public hearings are scheduled for October 4th at 5:30 pm at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon and on October 6th at 5:30 pm at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. Ms. Yassin encourages everyone to attend. Questions were taken and appropriately answered.
4. US HIGHWAY 19/SR 55 SAFE ACCESS TO TRANSIT CORRIDOR STUDY
The US 19 Safe Access to Transit Corridor Study Summary Report was submitted to the committee by Mr. Chris Keller of Tindale Oliver and Associates. He updated the committee on identifying safety related solutions to pedestrian and bicyclist traffic along the US 19 corridor. The study produced several options for roadway and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses as well as a transit circulator. Roadway underpasses would be more helpful if designed into the project and overpasses would require additional ROW and non-motorized users would need to travel out of direction to access. Transit circulator integrate current bus stops with pedestrian and roadway overpasses to cross US 19. Chris is seeking approval of the summary report for review by Forward Pinellas Board. A motion was made to approve the summary report, it was seconded and the report was approved to go to the Forward Pinellas Board for review.
5. CLEARWATER ARTS ALLIANCE 1ST ANNUAL SIGNAL BOX BIKE RIDE
Mr. Chatman gave a brief overview on this item as Mr. Matt Campbell, with Clearwater Arts Alliance, was unable to attend. Clearwater Arts Alliance will hold its 1st Annual bike ride on October 17th. There are several signal boxes around downtown Clearwater, wrapped and embellished by local artists. The intent is for a bike ride around downtown Clearwater to stop and check out the art work.
BPAC MEETING SUMMARY September 26, 2016
6. SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 REGIONAL TRI-COUNTY BPAC OVERVIEW Mr. Chatman gave a brief review on this item. Of the three BPACs, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas, Mr.