Chapter 18.06


18.06.010    Alternative transportation modes.

18.06.030    Applicable development.

18.06.040    Average vehicle ridership (AVR).

18.06.050    Buspool.

18.06.060    Carpool.

18.06.070    Commercial developer.

18.06.090    Complex.

18.06.110    Congestion management program (CMP).

18.06.120    Developer.

18.06.160    Facility(ies).

18.06.180    Mixed-use development.

18.06.190    Monterey Bay unified air pollution control district (MBUAPCD).

18.06.200    Park-and-ride lot.

18.06.205    Parking cash-out.

18.06.230    Residential developer.

18.06.240    Site development plan/permit.

18.06.270    Telecommuting.

18.06.290    Transportation demand management (TDM).

18.06.300    Transportation management association.

18.06.320    Trip reduction.

18.06.330    Trip reduction checklist.

18.06.380    Vanpool.

18.06.390    Vehicle trip.

18.06.010 Alternative transportation modes.

“Alternative transportation modes” means any mode of travel that serves as an alternative to the single-occupant vehicle. This can include all forms of ridesharing such as carpooling or vanpooling, public transit, bicycling, walking or telecommuting. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.030 Applicable development.

“Applicable development” means any new development project that is determined to meet or exceed the fifty-employee threshold or any existing development that applies to increase its floor areas by twenty-five thousand gross square feet. Applicable developments include complexes exceeding the fifty-employee threshold. The following factors shall be applied to determine employment at the applicable development:

Land Use Category

Number of Employees

Commercial (regional, community or neighborhood)

1/500 gross sq. ft.


1/250 gross sq. ft.


1/525 gross sq. ft.


0.8 per room

Mixed use

Sum of individual figures for each use


1 per 10 seats

Hospital/other medical

1 per 4 beds

Locally generated figures using springtime (January to May) employment may be approved by the transportation agency for Monterey County (TAMC). (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.040 Average vehicle ridership (AVR).

“Average vehicle ridership” (AVR) means the figure derived by dividing the number of employees (including those telecommuting) at a regulated work site who commute to and from work between six a.m. to nine a.m. Monday through Friday, by the number of vehicles driven by these employees between home and the work site over that five-day period. The methodology for calculating AVR is contained in Appendix 2, set out at the end of this title. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.050 Buspool.

“Buspool” means a heavy duty vehicle occupied by at least sixteen passengers and the routing/scheduling for which is arranged between employer(s) and transit operators. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.060 Carpool.

“Carpool” is a light-duty motor vehicle occupied by at least two but not more than six employees traveling together. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.070 Commercial developer.

“Commercial developer” means a developer of a commercial project that falls under the definition of “applicable development” above. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.090 Complex.

“Complex” means any business park, shopping center or mixed use development in separate or common ownership, which can be identified by two or more of the following characteristics:

A.    It is known by a common name given to the project by its developer.

B.    It is governed by a common set of covenants, conditions and restrictions.

C.    It was approved, or is to be approved as an entity by the city.

D.    It is covered by a single tentative or final subdivision map or has been represented to the city as a single site and development.

E.    It is located on a single assessor’s parcel. At the discretion of the city, a complex may also include the central business district and/or strip commercial areas. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.110 Congestion management program (CMP).

“Congestion management program (CMP)” is the countywide program developed in accordance with California Government Code Sections 65088 et seq., requiring local jurisdictions and congestion management agencies to adopt and implement a trip reduction and travel demand element. The CMP law also requires designation of a CMP principal arterial network, a transit network, a land use impact analysis program, a deficiency plan and level of service monitoring system, and a seven-year capital improvement program. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.120 Developer.

“Developer” means the individual or company who is responsible for the planning, design and/or construction of an applicable development project. The developer is the individual who signs all permit applications on behalf of the property owner. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.160 Facility(ies).

“Facility(ies)” means the total of all buildings, structures and grounds that encompass a development site, at either single or multiple locations, that comprise or are associated with an applicable development project. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.180 Mixed-use development.

“Mixed-use development” means any development projects that combine residential with any one of these land uses: day care, office, commercial, light industrial, retail and business park. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.190 Monterey Bay unified air pollution control district (MBUAPCD).

“Monterey Bay unified air pollution control district (MBUAPCD)” is the regional governmental body responsible for the development and enforcement of regulations for control of air pollution within the counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.200 Park-and-ride lot.

“Park-and-ride lot” means a parking lot located near a residential area or along a highway which is served by a transit route or can be used by commuters as a staging area for carpool formation or for catching a bus. A park-and-ride lot may also be used by visitors as a staging area for tourist shuttle buses. Parking is free for commuters or visitors using a park-and-ride lot. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.205 Parking cash-out.

“Parking cash-out” means an employer-funded, tax deductible program where employers provide a cash allowance to an employee equivalent to the parking subsidy the employer would otherwise provide. Cities and counties are required to grant appropriate parking requirement reductions for developments that implement parking cash-out programs. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.230 Residential developer.

“Residential developer” shall mean an individual, group or designee responsible for the development of single-family or multiple-family housing units in which twenty-five or more housing units will be constructed as a part of a single application. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.240 Site development plan/permit.

“Site development plan/permit” means a precise plan of development that may be subject to a public hearing before the planning commission, or that may or may not be subject to a discretionary permit. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.270 Telecommuting.

“Telecommuting” means a method of conducting work without leaving one’s residence and thereby eliminating the commute roundtrip. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.290 Transportation demand management (TDM).

“Transportation demand management” (TDM) means the implementation of programs, plans or policies designed to encourage changes in individual travel behavior. TDM can include the following:

A.    An emphasis on alternative travel modes to the single-occupant vehicle (SOV) such as carpools, vanpools and transit;

B.    Reduction or elimination of vehicle trips, or shifts in the time of vehicle commutes to other than the peak period;

C.    A listing of TDM techniques is included as the Appendix 1, set out at the end of this title. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.300 Transportation management association.

“Transportation management association” means a group of employers or other uses joining together in a formal association with the intent to reduce trips. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.320 Trip reduction.

“Trip reduction” means reducing the number of trips made in single occupant vehicles. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.330 Trip reduction checklist.

“Trip reduction checklist” is the mechanism to be used by developers to outline TDM measures they will implement to reduce trips. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.380 Vanpool.

“Vanpool” means seven or more persons traveling to work in one vehicle. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.06.390 Vehicle trip.

“Vehicle trip” means a point to point journey or trip in one direction utilizing a motorized vehicle. For example, an employed mother driving a car and dropping off two children at two day care facilities and then going to an instant cash facility on the way to her job, makes a total of four vehicle trips. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)