Transportation Policy Updates

Streetlight Master Plan

The City of Mesa has entered into a contract with Wright Engineering Corporation for the Streetlight Master Plan on January 24, 2018. The project scope will include field tests and evaluations, public outreach, technical research, recommendations for rate structures, and more. Transportation staff is scheduled to have a kick-off meeting with Wright Engineering Corporation before the end of January to discuss timelines and milestones for the project.

 

Decorative Tree Lighting Policy

Council discussed decorative tree lighting at the January 11, 2018 Study Session and chose not to adopt a formal policy. Since the City of Mesa receives minimal decorative tree lighting requests, Council directed staff to bring future decorative tree lighting from other governmental entities to Council for consideration.

 

The previously approved decorative tree lights at EVIT were turned-on on December 22nd.

 

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Warrant Policy

Council approved a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) Warrant Policy at the January 11, 2018 Study Session. A PHB (also known as a High intensity activated crosswalk or HAWK) is a pedestrian-activated warning device that is used to assist pedestrians in crossing a roadway, and is typically located at mid-block locations or unsignalized intersections. With the adoption of a formal policy, staff will now have the ability to quantitatively evaluate locations where PHBs are requested.  In addition, staff will budget for at least one (1) PHB installation per fiscal year, additional PHBs will be considered by Council during budget discussions.

 

Speed Hump Policy

Council approved modifications to the Speed Hump Policy at the January 11, 2018 Study Session. Modifications to the policy include:

  • Increased survey area to include all properties within 300 feet of the subject street for both speed humps and speed cushions
  • Creation of a denial survey for residents living 300’-600’ from the affected street if the acceptance survey reaches 70% approval from residents 0’-300’
  • Using the same process for speed humps and speed cushions