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File #: 2020-0365   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2020 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/27/2021 Final action: 5/27/2021
Title: ADOPT the First/Last Mile Guidelines (Attachment B).
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Bicycle lanes, First/Last Mile, Guidelines, Metro Equity Platform, Partnerships, Program, Project delivery, Rail transit, Safety, Sidewalks, Strategic planning, Walking
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motions 14.1 and 14.2, 2. Attachment B - First Last Mile Guidelines, 3. Presentation
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MAY 19, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: FIRST/LAST MILE GUIDELINES

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
ADOPT the First/Last Mile Guidelines (Attachment B).

Issue
ISSUE

The Metro Board of Directors enacted First/Last Mile (FLM) policies (Motions 14.1, May 2016 and 14.2, June 2016) that established broad direction and requirements related to integrating FLM planning, funding, and delivery with Metro transit projects. Subsequent staff responses to the original motions committed program guidelines to operationalize these policies. Staff has developed First/Last Mile Guidelines (Guidelines) informed by FLM program experience to-date and extensive feedback notably from local jurisdictions whose partnership is necessary to fulfill the Board's vision. The Guidelines create a predictable template for FLM activities for new transit projects, formalize roles and responsibilities between Metro and local agencies, and facilitate the use of FLM toward the 3% local contribution for major rail transit projects.

Background
BACKGROUND

About FLM
Motions 14.1 and 14.2, cited above, establish policy and direct FLM activities (see Attachment A - Motions). These policies built from the 2014 First/Last Mile Strategic Plan and Planning Guidelines which made the case for access and safety improvements focused on active transportation and provided a planning methodology. Collectively, the 2016 Motions direct both an extensive planning and technical assistance role related to existing transit stations and stops, as well as require integration of FLM with new transit projects. The Guidelines proposed here operationalize direction specific to new transit projects, as explained further in this report (see Attachment B - First/Last Mile Guidelines).

Metro FLM policies envision a network of routes, termed "pathway networks," extending out from transit stations that are de...

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