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RESPONSE TO THE BICYCLE SAFETY IN SAN MATEO COUNTY
GRAND JURY REPORT


July 28, 2003

Honorable Beth Labson Freeman
Judge of the Superior Court
Hall of Justice
400 County Center; 2nd Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063-1655

Subject: Response to 2002-2003 Grand Jury report on Bicycle Safety in San Mateo County

Dear Judge Freeman,

Thank you for the opportunity to review and comment on the findings of the Grand Jury. This letter serves as the City of Brisbane’s response to the recommendations found therein.

Grand Jury Recommendation 1
Within one year, San Mateo County and every city without a long-term strategic bicycle safety and transportation plan should develop one that includes:

  1. the priorities set forth in the San Mateo County Comprehensive Bicycle Route Plan
  2. a bicycle advisory committee
  3. at least one city employee whose job responsibilities involve bicycle transportation and safety issues
  4. coordination of roadway construction projects with neighboring cities

CITY RESPOSNE TO RECOMMENDATION 1

  1. The City agrees with the finding. As noted in the “San Mateo County Comprehensive Bicycle Route Plan” prepared for C/CAG in March 2000, the City of Brisbane does have an existing planning document; however, the document is in need of updating. This update is expected to occur under the auspices of the proposed City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (see “b” below).
  2. The City agrees with the finding. A recommendation to establish a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is agendized for the City Council’s July 21, 2003 meeting.
  3. The City agrees with the finding. The City employee who is responsible for these activities is the Associate Civil Engineer in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.
  4. The City agrees with the finding. We will continue to coordinate roadway projects with adjoining cities as these projects occur.

Grand Jury Recommendation 2
The county and cities should seek grant funding to support bicycle projects and program in their communities

CITY RESPOSNE TO RECOMMENDATION 2
The City agrees with the finding. Establishment of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is an important condition precedent to the successful submission of a request to C/CAG for Transportation Development Act Article 3 funds. The timing for establishment of this committee is discussed in the City’s response to recommendation 1.b above.

Grand Jury Recommendation 3
C/CAG should increase its efforts to address bicycle issues within the cities by:

a. developing a community outreach program for bicyclists that includes the distribution of designated bicycle route maps and safety tips and provision of free maps to local bicycle shops and the non-profit bicycle organizations
b. incorporating in its Congestion Management Plan the requirement that consideration must be given to bicycle safety during new construction and roadway improvement projects

CITY RESPOSNE TO RECOMMENDATION 3
The City agrees with the finding, and in particular, agrees with the response provided by C/CAG in their letter to you dated June 27, 2003.

Grand Jury Recommendation 4
C/CAG should prioritize and fund projects that demonstrate inter city coordination of bicycle projects, e.g., bicycle lanes and paths

CITY RESPOSNE TO RECOMMENDATION 4
The City agrees with the finding, and in particular, agrees with the response provided by C/CAG in their letter to you dated June 27, 2003.

Please call me at (415) 508-2131 if there are any questions regarding this matter.

Very truly yours,

Randy L. Breault, P.E.
Director of Public Works/City Engineer

Cc: City Manager, Council Members, Senior Civil Engineer

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