TO: Mayor Collins and Town Council Members
FROM: Kevin Burke, Town Manager
Eva Cutro, Community Development Director
Paul Michaud, Senior Planner
DATE: May 26, 2016
DEPARTMENT: Community Development Department
Paul Michaud, 480-348-3574
Award of Contract for Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
Council Goals or Statutory Requirements:
* Improve non-motorized mobility throughout our Town
* Develop a pedestrian/bicycle Master Plan incorporating industry standards for safety
* Maintain and Improve the Paradise Valley quality of life
Authorize the Town Manager to execute a contract with Coffman Studio, PLLC in the amount not to exceed $143,695.02 to develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Town
One of the Town Council's Quality of Life Initiatives is to complete a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Town. This initiative is one of several implementation actions residents of the Town ratified as part of the 2012 General Plan Update. The General Plan targeted completion of this Master Plan for 2016-2020. The 2015-2016 Town Budget/Capital Improvement Plan includes $150,000 for this Master Plan.
It is expected that the process to develop this Master Plan will take approximately ten months to complete. Components of the plan will include identifying existing conditions, identifying gaps in the bicycle-pedestrian network, developing standards for the design of this network, considering destinations and linkages to encourage use of these facilities, ways to improve safety, developing a schedule to phase in improvements, and other aspects that may come out of the public engagement.
The Town in accordance with State and local regulations solicited request for proposals (RFPs) from qualified professional consultants to assist the Town in this Master Plan process and the pu...Click here for full text