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File #: 2019-7281   
Type: New Business
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 9/25/2019
Title: Uphold the Public Works Director's Decision to Remove One Parking Space at the Corner of Walnut Street at San Antonio Avenue to improve intersection visibility and safety
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Alameda Municipal Codes, 2. Exhibit 2 - Appeal Submittal, 3. Exhibit 3 - Policy for Improvements to Visibility, 4. Staff Presentation, 5. Appellant Presentation
Title

Uphold the Public Works Director's Decision to Remove One Parking Space at the Corner of Walnut Street at San Antonio Avenue to improve intersection visibility and safety

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To: Honorable Chair and Members of the Transportation Commission

From: Scott Wikstrom, City Engineer


BACKGROUND

On August 23, 2017, staff received a request to paint red curbs at the intersection of Walnut Street and San Antonio Avenue in order to improve visibility. Staff reviewed this item, and on January 17, 2019, staff sent a notice to residents, within a 300 foot radius of the intersection, requesting comments on the City's proposal to paint red curb and remove one parking space each on the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection.

Staff reviewed the comments submitted and based on engineering analysis with consideration to those comments, staff determined to move forward with the planned improvements. Per Alameda Municipal Codes (AMC) 8-1.3, 8-1.2, 8-7.1, and 8-8.5 (Exhibit 1), staff was required to notice decisions that result in a loss of parking (items 1 and 3) and allow for an appeal period.

On March 6, 2019, Mr. Steven Mack and Ms. Mary Fisher submitted an appeal (Exhibit 2) to the planned painting of red curb and loss of one parking stall on the southwest corner of the San Antonio Avenue and Walnut Street intersection. In accordance with the AMC, the appeal is brought to the Transportation Commission for a hearing.

Existing Conditions
The Walnut Street and San Antonio Avenue intersection is a two-way stop controlled intersection with the stops located on San Antonio Avenue and uncontrolled movement on Walnut Street. Walnut Street is a narrow roadway and parking is only allowed on the west side (southbound direction) of the street. Parking is currently allowed on Walnut Street up to the curb return at the northwest corner and to within 5 feet of the curb return at the southwest corner. Painting red curb on Walnut Street would increase visibili...

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