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File #: 19-1317    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/30/2019 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution establishing bicycle lanes on Industrial Road, in the unincorporated area of Belmont.
Attachments: 1. 20200128_r_Industrial_Road_Bike_Lanes_final, 2. 20200128_att_Industrial_Road_Bike_Lanes_final

Special Notice / Hearing:    None__

Vote Required:    Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      James C. Porter, Director of Public Works

Subject:                      Authorizing the Establishment of Bicycle Lanes on Industrial Road, in Unincorporated Belmont

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Adopt a resolution establishing bicycle lanes on Industrial Road, in the unincorporated area of Belmont.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Your Board has adopted similar resolutions designating bicycle lanes.

 

Section 21207 et seq. of the California Vehicle Code and Section 7.80.010 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code provides that local authorities may establish bicycle lanes by resolution or ordinance.

 

The Department of Public Works (Department) has determined that a bicycle lane along the unincorporated segment of Industrial Road would provide continual access for cyclists for the full-length of Industrial Road between Harbor Boulevard in Belmont and Whipple Avenue in Redwood City. The purpose of the bicycle lane is to allow multimodal transportation opportunities along key corridors within the County.

 

DISCUSSION:

To provide adequate space for the existing parking spaces, proposed bicycle lanes, and existing travel lanes, the Department is recommending narrowing the existing travel lanes to a minimum width of 10 feet from 12 feet. This change is consistent with the existing 10-foot travel lanes already provided in the San Carlos portion of Industrial Road.

 

The modification would extend the existing bicycle lanes from the City of San Carlos’ city limits on Industrial Road to Harbor Boulevard in Belmont. The Department recommends this improvement to facilitate the safe movement of cars and bicycles along this section of the road.

 

Property owners on adjacent blocks, extending a minimum of 300 feet from the proposed bicycle lanes were notified of the date and time of your Board’s meeting when this item will be considered.  The Department did not receive any notices of objections or support, which is summarized in Attachment “A.” Details of the proposal to install bicycle lanes on a portion of Industrial Road from Harbor Boulevard to the City/County limits are shown on the attached Exhibit A.

 

County Counsel has reviewed and approved the resolution as to form.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Costs are included in the FY 2019-20 Adopted Budget. There is no impact to the General Fund.

 

ATTACHMENTS:  Exhibit A: Proposed Bicycle Lane Configuration and Public Input Summary