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COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 15
June 13, 2000
Oak Street Crosswalk for Liberty High School
Engineering: J. Stevenson; Police Department: L. Shaw
Elam, City Manager
staff to construct a raised speed table-type crosswalk across Oak Street
including the appropriate signing and striping.
March 28, 2000, the City Council directed staff to analyze parking and
safety measures on Oak Street in addition to the crosswalk for the High
May 9, 2000, staff brought a recommendation to the City Council regarding
Oak Street Safety and Downtown Parking.
City Council directed staff to separate the issues of safety and
parking and return the item at a future meeting.
City has received a request from Liberty Union High School District to
construct a crosswalk on Oak Street to try and improve safety for students
and faculty that must cross Oak Street to go from the High School to the
City staff met with LUHSD staff on several occasions at the proposed
crosswalk location in order to fine-tune the proposal.
The cost of the crosswalk has been reduced to about $5,000 by moving
the crossing easterly about 10 feet.
That move eliminated reconstruction of the existing driveway, thereby
saving that expense.
This location will necessitate the District moving a portion of
their fence several feet easterly and eliminating one parking stall.
The District is also planning to revise traffic flow in the parking
lot by restricting all incoming traffic to one driveway and all outbound
traffic to the other driveway.
staff conducted speed surveys approximately one block east of this proposed
crossing location and found that the 85th percentile speed
in both directions is above 25 mph.
Speeds are, in all probability, higher at this location than closer
to downtown and in more need of control measures.
The average daily trips during the week are approximately 6,260,
with a peak hour of approximately 670 trips.
Peak hour is 3:00 p.m.
This amounts to a car every 5.4 seconds during the peak hour, so
it is easy to see why the District staff feels the need for traffic safety
final meeting between the City staff and District staff included the Police
It was the Police Chief’s suggestion to incorporate a speed table
into the crosswalk design and the City Engineer concurs.
This speed table/crosswalk, when combined with the proposed 3-way
stop at Oak and Third Streets and additional control measures being designed
into the proposed subdivisions east of Garin Parkway, should do a good
job of controlling downtown Oak Street traffic.
attached Exhibits ‘A’ and ‘B’ depict the location, signing and striping
of the crosswalk and a cross-section of the speed table.
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