CITY of RAPID CITY

Agenda Item Summary

 

Meeting Date: 6/25/2015

Planning Commission: 6/25/2015

Staff Contact: Sandy Smith, Long Range Planner I

PW Committee: 6/30/2015

Petitioner: City of Rapid City

City Council 1st Reading: 7/6/2015

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City Council 2nd Reading: N/A

Agenda Title:

15TP021 Acknowledge the Walk Audit Report

Summary:

The City of Rapid City was awarded a $5,000 grant from the South Dakota Department of Health to facilitate a walk audit. The grant process was from May 2014 May 2015. During this process community members participated in walk audits throughout Rapid City to score the current walking conditions. The cost of the walk audit process was minimal, with a total of $157.03. This is the amount that was utilized for printing, mailing and purchasing bottled water. These costs are to be reimbursed from the grant. The walk audit process and final results are explained and illustrated in the attached report.

 

Summary of results:

         Deadwood Avenue area (Routes 1 and 2) are in need of sidewalks

         Sidewalk connections from the bike path to the Deadwood Avenue area should be made

         Sidewalks should be installed near Feeding South Dakota, as well as sidewalk connection to the nearest bus stop

         Beautification near the downtown area creates a nicer walk and sense of place

         Countdown timers for crosswalks make walkers more comfortable

         Uneven and cracked sidewalks are dangerous and difficult, especially for the elderly and disabled

         Kansas City Street and the bike path are areas that walkers felt the most comfortable; and believed to have the best walking conditions

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Awarded a $5,000 grant from the South Dakota Department of Health

Recommendation:

Action: Choose an item.Staff recommends acknowledging the report.

 

Options:

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Attachments & Links:

Staff Memo

Walk Audit Report

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