Prior St Pilot recommendations
On May 16, 2022, city staff sent the memo below to City Council, summarizing the improvements made to calm Prior Street during the 2020-21 pilot, the resulting impact on traffic volumes and speeds, and recommendations moving forward. In brief, improvements will remain in place until funding for the underpass is secured. In the interim, further improvements (closing Hawks to truck traffic, adding a light to the Vernon crosswalk) will be “considered where appropriate.”
They also sent a second memo updating Council on the Prior/Venables Underpass Project. In brief, the city has been unable to secure funding even for a design phase, so the crossing will remain as is for the foreseeable future.