Town of Chapel Hill header
File #: [22-0563]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 6/14/2022 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/15/2022 Final action: 6/15/2022
Title: Adopt a Resolution Supporting a Grant Application to the Governor's Highway Safety Program. (distributed 6/14/22)
Attachments: 1. GHSP FY23 Application, 2. Item Overview, 3. A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE GOVERNOR’S HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM (2022-06-15/R-8.1)
Related files: [20-0570], [21-0522], [22-0279], [22-0384]


title
Adopt a Resolution Supporting a Grant Application to the Governor's Highway Safety Program. (distributed 6/14/22)
body

Staff:
Department:
Colleen Willger, Director
Planning
Bergen Watterson, Transportation Planning Manager




Overview: On January 31, 2022, staff submitted a preliminary application for the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP) grant program for Fiscal Year 2023. Council must adopt a resolution to finalize the application and accept federal funding from the grant program. If received, the grant funds would pay a part-time GIS/Complete Streets Specialist, contribute to Chapel Hill Police Department crosswalk enforcement efforts, and support additional pedestrian safety and education campaigns. This grant application is a continuation of the existing GHSP grant the Town originally received in FY21.

Over the past two years the part-time GIS/Complete Streets Specialist has become an important position within the Planning Department, managing the Vision Zero Task Force and Executive Committee, analyzing existing crash data, improving systems to collect the data, creating a data-driven system for ranking crash risk, and developing quick-build projects to treat high-risk roads and intersections. Additionally, the GIS/Complete Streets Specialist conducts outreach campaigns with community stakeholders and will host events and workshops to engage and educate the public.
Promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety and increasing law enforcement efforts that will increase the safety of vulnerable road users, especially at marked crosswalks at intersections with histories of crashes, is an important step in moving The Town of Chapel Hill toward the goal of increasing pedestrian, bicycle, and transit commute mode share to 35% by 2025.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the resolution approving the grant application to the Governor's Highway Safety Program in the amount of $60,500.

Key Issues:
* From 2017 to 2021, the Town ex...

Click here for full text