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File #: 18-363    Name:
Type: Report Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 6/21/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/9/2018 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider approval of the installation of speed humps on San Fernando Lane.
Attachments: 1. Table for CC, 2. San Fernando Ln Speed Hump Map
Presenter/Contact
Presenter
Garry Ford, City Engineer
Contact Info
(830) 221-4020 - gford@nbtexas.org

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SUBJECT:
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Discuss and consider approval of the installation of speed humps on San Fernando Lane.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Council District: 3
Citizens submitted a request for the installation of speed humps on San Fernando Lane between 857 San Fernando Lane and the end of the cul-de-sac on San Fernando Lane. San Fernando Lane functions as a residential street and provides direct access to residential properties. The request was evaluated based on petition, operational and geometric requirements established in the City of New Braunfels Speed Hump Policy approved in 1999. Twelve signatures were required to meet the two-thirds requirement, and 17 signatures were received. An operational requirement in the policy is that the 85th percentile speed must be at least 5 miles per hour over the regulatory speed limit of 30 mph. Traffic data collected over a six-day period, including Saturday, showed the 85th percentile speed of 24 miles per hour. An additional operations requirement is that the street must have a 24-hour traffic volume of at least 800 vehicles per day. The average daily traffic volume was 250 vehicles per day. These requirements are listed in the attachment to this report.
If the request is approved, the street will be placed on the list of streets eligible for speed hump installation for up to three years. Speed hump projects will be prioritized according to the criteria established in the Speed Hump Policy. The Speed Hump Policy also states that the alteration or removal of speed humps requires the same petition process as the installation request, with at least two-thirds of all adjacent households and businesses in favor of speed hump removal. The city will not provide any funding for the removal of speed humps if it is requested.

Funding
The City has specific funding for the installation of speed humps. This is the te...

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