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Re: Change NAMING to "Willows Safe Streets" or "Willows Complete Streets" / 2017 work plan

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 21:35:12 +0000

 Hi Andrew,

Thank you for attending and speaking at our meeting last night.

I like the idea of calling it Willows complete streets because we've
adopted complete streets policies. No matter what we call it. I'm looking
forward to getting the work done with you and all of our neighbors.

Best regards,
Kirsten Keith,
Mayor
On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 10:31 AM Andrew Barnes <andrewbarnes1_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> Honorable Mayor, Council Members and City Staff,
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> Great to have the opportunity to offer public comment last night on item
> I1. "Council 2017 Work Plan - Capacity Creation for the Willows
> Neighborhood Cut-through Traffic Analysis".
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> I'm thankful that this is in the City's 2017 Work Plan. I never take for
> granted that folks are paying attention, and I am grateful.
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> REQUEST: I'm requested that the naming of this goal be changed to "Willows
> Safe Streets" or "Willows Complete Streets" .
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> Here's my reasoning:
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> 1. Congruency with the Circulation Element
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> - I talked to the General Plan Update's Circulation Element last night,
> and how this goal related to the Willows is a natural result of what the
> Circulation Element calls for.
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> - The Circulation Element clearly states: "The top
> transportation-related priority for the community is safety".
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> - It seems only natural to align behind the terminology and concepts that
> we just passed and will be guiding us for the next 20 years.
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> 2. Congruency with the Issue
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> - The term cut-through does not accurately represent what we are solving
> for.
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> - We're solving for safety.
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> - We’re solving for the a reduction of the speed and volume of vehicular
> traffic coursing through our neighborhood
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> - We're solving for disincentivizing unsafe driving, and the
> disproportionately high use of our neighborhood streets as a thru-way to
> points beyond.
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> - The term cut-through only addresses a part of the issue.
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> - And fact is, as it relates to speed and unsafe driving, we in the
> Willows must be willing to look in the mirror to see where we are
> contributing to the problem.
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> We all know that issue identification is the foundation of any problem
> solving exercise. What are we solving for? From the outset, the way we
> language this issue will shape the expectations and the outcomes.
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> REQUEST: I urge you to consider the importance of this, and rename this
> issue / project / goal on a go-forward basis as "Willows Safe Streets" or
> "Willows Complete Streets".
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> Thank you.
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> Respectfully,
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> Andrew Barnes
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> McKendry Drive
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> Willows Neighborhood
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Received on Wed Mar 01 2017 - 13:38:05 PST

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