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Technical Advisory Committee Meeting #1 Summary <br />bers, who provided information about a pedestri- <br />an-vehicle crash near Dimmitt middle school. There <br />was no discussion about equestrian issues. <br />• Group rides led by Pete Maas through Renton <br />have similar challenges to those who are less <br />comfortable in high speed/volume conditions; <br />also mention of difficulty with wayfinding with- <br />out a knowledgeable leader. <br />• There was discussion about how to connect the <br />regional trails - the Eastside Rail Corridor, Cedar <br />River Trail, Soos Creek Trail and the Green River <br />and Interurban Trails that serve the City. Staff <br />recommended creating a map to illustrate the <br />existing regional trail systems and lack of regional <br />trail connectivity in the city. <br />Comments on Maps: <br />General <br />• Sunset Blvd NE has the best grade for climbing to <br />the plateau <br />• Crossing Sunset Blvd NE near Harrington is not <br />easy <br />• Room for bike lanes on NE Park Drive? <br />• Problem areas at NE Park Drive freeway ramps <br />• Gate on Houser Way at Kenworth <br />• No bike shoulder on NE 3rd Street <br />• Cycle track or other connection on Factory Ave? <br />• Big problem area between Rainier Ave and Har- <br />die Ave (getting through this area N-S) <br />• Recent vehicle-pedestrian crash at Dimmitt Mid- <br />dle School <br />• Transit center connections will be important <br />• Show connections to Lake to Sound soon to be <br />under construction <br />Participants <br />TAC Members <br />Pete Maas, Renton Trails Advisory Committee <br />Bob Elliot, Renton Trails Advisory Committee <br />Brian Van Houten, Renton Trails <br />Tim Moore, City of Renton GIS Manager <br />Dai‘Jana Perry, Youth Council <br />Rhubydee Laurencio, Youth Council <br />Staff/Consultant <br />Vicki Grover, City of Renton, Transportation Plan- <br />ning & Programming Manager <br />Leslie Betlach, City of Renton, Parks Planning and <br />Natural Resources Director <br />Connie Reckord, MacLeod Reckord (MR) <br />David Saxen, MacLeod Reckord (MR) <br />Arielle Farina-Williams, MacLeod Reckord (MR) <br />Purpose <br />The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the <br />Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to the project, <br />discuss bicycle/pedestrian/equestrian issues and <br />possible routes, and review the open house mate- <br />rials. <br />Presentation <br />Connie Reckord (MR) and David Saxen (MR) pre- <br />sented a PowerPoint show covering the following <br />topics: <br />• Purpose of the TAC <br />• Project Schedule, Background and Outcomes <br />• Level of Traffic Stress (“LTS”) Approach <br />• Bicycle Facility Types <br />• Key Plan Considerations <br />Discussion <br />Generally, the discussion focused on bicycling <br />issues, most of which were recorded on the maps, <br />though some discussion of crosswalk safety was <br />also prompted by one of the Youth Council mem- <br />June 8, 2017 <br />4:30 - 6:00 PM <br />Renton City Hall, 7th Floor, Conference Center (Rm 720)