Loading...
07/16/2019 13 One-Way Streets and Alleys; Fairbanks Avenue and Jerome Avenue; YMC Amendment 9.50.290 ti i..asxntntj kd l'iLdcp*rL4) x°'naa.x,,4n BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 13. For Meeting of: July 16, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Ordinance amending One Way Streets and Alleys to one-way restrictions on Fairbanks Avenue between North 6th Avenue and Custer Avenue, and Jerome Avenue between Campbell Lane and North 6th Avenue, YMC 9.50.290 SUBMITTED BY: Bob Desgrosellier,Acting Chief Engineer,575-6228 Scott Schafer, Director of Public Works SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Currently the two-way vehicular traffic on Jerome and Fairbanks, along with large numbers of student drop-off and pick-up from both sides of the streets, allows a high number of students to cross the streets and potentially place them in an unsafe situation against vehicular traffic. The proposed switch to make Jerome and Fairbanks one-way streets will promote student pick-ups and drop-offs from the school-side of the street and greatly reduce the need to cross the streets and will limit student exposure to moving vehicles. A public meeting was held at Garfield Elementary School on May 29th to present information on the upcoming Safe Routes to School safety project which will construct new concrete sidewalks and ADA ramps in the vicinity of Garfield along with the proposal to make Jerome and Fairbanks each one-way streets in the immediate vicinity of Garfield Elementary School. The week prior to the meeting a Public Service Announcement went out to the community. We also distributed over 550 flyers to all Garfield students, their families, teachers and Garfield Administrators. We also circulated 120 flyers door-to-door to all homes in the immediate vicinity of the one-way street proposal. After presenting information at the public meeting about the upcoming Safe Routes to School Project and information about the one-way street proposal, staff also listened to responses from those families present. After discussing their comments, we ended up reducing the length of the proposed one-way segment on Jerome Avenue to reduce impacts to the residents west of Campbell Lane. ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Safety 2 APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Pass Ordinance BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type 0 One Vlisy F4solution-Redline 716,7019 Resolution D One Way Reolubori-Oean 7/5/2019 Resolution 3 9.50.290 One-way streets and alleys. Upon those streets and parts of streets and in those alleys herein described, vehicular traffic shall move only in the indicated direction when signs indicating the direction of traffic are erected and maintained at every intersection where movement in the opposite direction is prohibited. No such regulation shall be effective unless such signs are in place. Direction of Name of Street or Alley or Traffic Portion Thereof Movement (1) "A" Street from Westbound North Front Street to North 6th Street (2) Chestnut Avenue Eastbound from South Front Street to South 6th Street (3) 12th Avenue from Northbound Knob Hill Boulevard to Hamm Avenue (4) Henry Avenue from Southbound Laban Avenue to Stanley Boulevard (5) Terrace Street from Eastbound South 14th Avenue to South 12th Avenue (6) Frontage Road from Eastbound 9th Street to 10th Street (7) 10th Street from Southbound Frontage Road to Pitcher Street (8) The alleys between Northbound West Spruce Street and West Chestnut Avenue between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue (9) The first alley west Northbound of Chicago Avenue and north of Yakima Avenue from Yakima Avenue to a point one hundred sixty-five feet north thereof 4 Direction of Name of Street or Alley or Traffic Portion Thereof Movement (10) The north-south tee Southbound alley in Block 30, plat of the town of North Yakima (now Yakima) (alley between 1st and 2nd Streets north of "A" Street) (11) The north-south tee Southbound, alley in Block 31, except the plat of the town of southerly 60 North Yakima (now feet which Yakima) (alley shall be two- between 1st and way 2nd Streets, north of Chestnut Street) (12) The east-west alley Eastbound between Yakima Avenue and "A" Street from Front Street to mid-block between 2nd and 3rd Streets (13) The east-west alley Westbound between Yakima Avenue and Chestnut Avenue from 1st Street to 3rd Street (14) The north-south Southbound alley between South 11th Avenue and Pleasant Avenue from Tieton Drive to Haynes Street (15) Lincoln Avenue Westbound from Pierce Avenue to North 10th Street (16) "B" Street from Eastbound Pierce Avenue to North 10th Street 5 Direction of Name of Street or Alley or Traffic Portion Thereof Movement (17) Pierce Avenue from Southbound Lincoln Avenue to "B" Street (18) South 34th Avenue Southbound from Yakima Avenue to Chestnut Avenue (19) Arlington Street Westbound from 16th Avenue to 19th Avenue (20) The east-west alley Westbound between Summitview and Browne Avenue from Pierce Avenue westerly to the north-south alley between Pierce Avenue and Custer Avenue (21) The north-south Southbound alley between 3rd Street and 4th Street from "B" Street to "A" Street (22) Division Street Westbound between Queen Anne and 5th Avenue (23) North 10th Street Northbound from "B" Street to Lincoln Avenue (24) Swan Avenue from Westbound 15th to 16th Avenue (25) Fairbanks Avenue Westbound from North 6th Avenue to Custer Avenue (26) Jerome Avenue Eastbound from Campbell Lane to North 6th Avenue 6 (Ord. 2013-012 § 1, 2013: Ord. 2005-36 § 1, 2005: Ord. 96-23 §§ 1-3, 1996; Ord. 93- 79 § 1, 1993; Ord. 2993 § 2, 1986: Ord. 2968 § 1, 1986: Ord. 2962 § 1, 1986: Ord. 2862 § 1, 1985: Ord. 2763 § 1, 1984: Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983). 7 ORDINANCE NO. 2019- AN ORDINANCE amending the City of Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 9.50.290 One-way streets and alleys to add a portion of Fairbanks Avenue and a portion of Jerome Avenue. WHEREAS, the City of Yakima received a grant to improve the streets and sidewalks adjacent to Garfield Elementary School through the Safe Routes To School program; and WHEREAS, the street adjacent to Garfield Elementary School experience a high level of congestion during the morning and afternoon periods when school is starting and ending; and WHEREAS, there are also a number of students who walk to and from school from the neighborhood who navigate the area by sidewalk and use surrounding intersections; and WHEREAS, it would enhance the safety of both drivers and pedestrians to have one-way roadways adjacent to Garfield Elementary to improve the flow of traffic and improve safety conditions for those walking and dropping off children at the school; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima held an informational meeting for neighbors and parents/guardians outlining the proposed changes to traffic flow; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Yakima finds that it is in the best interest of the City and its residents to change the traffic flow on Fairbanks Avenue between North 6th Avenue and Custer Avenue to one-way westbound and Jerome Avenue between Campbell Lane and North 6th Avenue eastbound; now, therefore, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF YAKIMA: Section 1. Chapter 9.50.20 of the Yakima Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows: 9.50.290 One-way streets and alleys. Upon those streets and parts of streets and in those alleys herein described, vehicular traffic shall move only in the indicated direction when signs indicating the direction of traffic are erected and maintained at every intersection where movement in the opposite direction is prohibited. No such regulation shall be effective unless such signs are in place. Direction of Name of Street or Alley or Traffic Portion Thereof Movement (1) "A" Street from Westbound North Front Street to North 6th Street (2) Chestnut Avenue Eastbound from South Front Street to South 6th Street 8 Direction of Name of Street or Alley or Traffic Portion Thereof Movement (3) 12th Avenue from Northbound Knob Hill Boulevard to Hamm Avenue (4) Henry Avenue from Southbound Laban Avenue to Stanley Boulevard (5) Terrace Street from Eastbound South 14th Avenue to South 12th Avenue (6) Frontage Road from Eastbound 9th Street to 10th Street (7) 10th Street from Southbound Frontage Road to Pitcher Street (8) The alleys between Northbound West Spruce Street and West Chestnut Avenue between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue (9) The first alley west Northbound of Chicago Avenue and north of Yakima Avenue from Yakima Avenue to a point one hundred sixty-five feet north thereof (10) The north-south tee Southbound alley in Block 30, plat of the town of North Yakima (now Yakima) (alley between 1st and 2nd Streets north of "A" Street) (11) The north-south tee Southbound, alley in Block 31, except the plat of the town of southerly 60 North Yakima (now feet which Yakima) (alley shall be two- between 1st and way 9 Direction of Name of Street or Alley or Traffic Portion Thereof Movement 2nd Streets, north of Chestnut Street) (12) The east-west alley Eastbound between Yakima Avenue and "A" Street from Front Street to mid-block between 2nd and 3rd Streets (13) The east-west alley Westbound between Yakima Avenue and Chestnut Avenue from 1st Street to 3rd Street (14) The north-south Southbound alley between South 11th Avenue and Pleasant Avenue from Tieton Drive to Haynes Street (15) Lincoln Avenue Westbound from Pierce Avenue to North 10th Street (16) "B" Street from Eastbound Pierce Avenue to North 10th Street (17) Pierce Avenue from Southbound Lincoln Avenue to "B" Street (18) South 34th Avenue Southbound from Yakima Avenue to Chestnut Avenue (19) Arlington Street Westbound from 16th Avenue to 19th Avenue (20) The east-west alley Westbound between Summitview and Browne Avenue from Pierce Avenue 10 Direction of Name of Street or Alley or Traffic Portion Thereof Movement westerly to the north-south alley between Pierce Avenue and Custer Avenue (21) The north-south Southbound alley between 3rd Street and 4th Street from "B" Street to "A" Street (22) Division Street Westbound between Queen Anne and 5th Avenue (23) North 10th Street Northbound from "B" Street to Lincoln Avenue (24) Swan Avenue from Westbound 15th to 16th Avenue (25) Fairbanks Avenue Westbound from North 6th Avenue to Custer Avenue (26) Jerome Avenue Eastbound from Campbell Lane to North 6'h Avenue (Ord. 2013-012 § 1, 2013: Ord. 2005-36 § 1, 2005: Ord. 96-23 §§ 1-3, 1996; Ord. 93- 79 § 1, 1993; Ord. 2993 § 2, 1986: Ord. 2968 § 1, 1986: Ord. 2962 § 1, 1986: Ord. 2862 § 1, 1985: Ord. 2763 § 1, 1984: Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983). Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect 30 days after its passage, approval, and publication as provided by law and by the City Charter. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, signed and approved this_ day of_, 2019. ATTEST: Kathy Coffey, Mayor Sonya Clear Tee, City Clerk 11 Publication Date: Effective Date: