Chapter 18.10
FACILITIES TRIP REDUCTIONS

Sections:

18.10.010    Purpose.

18.10.020    Applicability.

18.10.030    Compliance.

18.10.040    Responsibilities of residential developers and developments.

18.10.050    Responsibilities of tourist-oriented developers and developments.

18.10.060    Provisions for commercial developers and developments.

18.10.070    Implementation.

18.10.080    Reporting requirements.

18.10.010 Purpose.

A.    The purpose of this section is to outline the requirements for facilities trip reductions and includes residential, tourist-oriented and commercial land use considerations to assist in achieving the overall goals shown in Section 18.04.010 of this title.

B.    The intent is to insure that new development, redevelopment, and expansion of existing development contains the needed infrastructure and programs to both reduce the need to travel, and encourage alternative transportation mode usage. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.10.020 Applicability.

This title shall apply to all developers and applicable developments. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.10.030 Compliance.

The city shall determine compliance of applicable developments as part of the development review process. The city shall exercise whatever action is necessary to achieve compliance with conditions of approval of applicable developments. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.10.040 Responsibilities of residential developers and developments.

A.    All developers of applicable new residential developments with twenty-five or more units must submit a trip reduction checklist as part of the plan check process prior to the issuance of a development permit. The checklist shall identify proposed design elements and facilities that encourage alternative transportation usage by residents of the development.

B.    The city shall consider the nature and size of the project when reviewing the trip reduction checklist and determine the necessary programs as part of the permit approval process. After review of the trip reduction checklist prepared by the developer, the city may require, but not be limited to, one or more of the following programs:

1.    Provide ridesharing, public transportation and nearby licensed child care facility information to tenants/buyers as part of move-in materials;

2.    Print transit scheduling information on all promotional material;

3.    Install bicycle facilities, such as bicycle racks and bicycle lanes, paths or routes, where appropriate;

4.    Provide bus pull-outs, pedestrian access, transit stops, shelters and amenities as part of the project site plan, as described in the MST Development Review Guidebook or subsequent documents if the development is on a current or proposed transit route;

5.    Provide locked and secure transportation information centers or kiosks with bus route/schedule information, as part of common areas if the development is on a current or proposed transit route;

6.    Provide pedestrian facilities linking transit stops and common areas;

7.    Provide resources for site amenities that reduce vehicular tripmaking;

8.    Provide park-and-ride facilities;

9.    Provide on-site child care facilities;

10.    Implement local TSM improvements defined as shuttle bus services/buspools or improved transit service as part of the development;

11.    Include facilities to encourage telecommuting;

12.    Assess trip generation fees with proceeds to go toward provision of transit service, transportation management associations, ridesharing services and other alternative transportation services;

13.    Encourage mixed land use projects designed to reduce the length and number of vehicle trips;

14.    Improve pedestrian and bicycle systems;

15.    Encourage transit and pedestrian-oriented design;

16.    The city may require other measures to be added to or substituted for any or all of the above to achieve the intent of this chapter. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.10.050 Responsibilities of tourist-oriented developers and developments.

A.    All developers of applicable new tourist-oriented developments must submit a trip reduction checklist as part of the plan check process prior to the issuance of a development permit or a special event permit. The checklist shall identify proposed design elements and facilities that encourage alternative transportation use by visitors to the development.

B.    The city shall consider the nature and size of the project when reviewing the trip reduction checklist and determine the necessary programs as part of the permit approval process and in consultation with the transit operator. After review of the trip reduction checklist prepared by the tourist-oriented developer or special event promoter, the city may require, but not be limited to, one or more of the following programs:

1.    Provide park-and-ride, public transportation shuttles and associated marketing to special event ticket purchasers as part of the special event promotion or site/business promotion;

2.    Print transit scheduling information on all promotional materials;

3.    Install bicycle facilities, such as bicycle racks and bicycle lanes, paths or routes, where appropriate, and at intermodal connection points;

4.    Provide bus pull-outs, pedestrian access, transit stops, shelters and amenities as part of the project site plan, as described in the MST Development Review Guidebook or subsequent documents if the development is on a current or proposed transit route;

5.    Provide locked and secure transportation information centers or kiosks with bus route/schedule information as part of common areas and at intermodal connection points;

6.    Provide pedestrian facilities linking transit stops and common areas and at intermodal connection points;

7.    Provide resources for site amenities that reduce vehicular tripmaking;

8.    Provide park-and-ride facilities;

9.    Implement local TSM improvements defined as shuttle bus services/buspools or improved transit service as part of a proposed development;

10.    Assess trip generation fees with proceeds to go toward provision of transit service, transportation management associations, ridesharing services and other alternative transportation services;

11.    Encourage mixed land use development designed to reduce the length and number of vehicle trips;

12.    Provide pedestrian and bicycle system improvements;

13.    Provide alternative transportation from the airport, provide airport information displays, contribute to the marketing or fare promotions of transit service and transit passes, provide concierges as sources of tourist transit promotion, rent bicycles to visitors, and provide transit information displays;

14.    Implement educational and marketing strategies designed to induce tourists to reduce their vehicular trips;

15.    Programs and projects to provide alternatives to automobile transportation into Monterey County;

16.    The city may require other measures to be added to or substituted for any or all of the above to achieve the intent of this chapter. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.10.060 Provisions for commercial developers and developments.

A.    All developers of applicable new commercial developments must submit a trip reduction checklist as part of the plan check process prior to the issuance of a development permit. The checklist shall identify proposed design elements and facilities that encourage alternative transportation usage.

B.    The city shall consider the nature and size of the project when reviewing the trip reduction checklist and determine the necessary programs as part of the permit approval process. After review of the trip reduction checklist prepared by the developer, the city may impose trip reduction requirements to mitigate the impacts of the proposed development, except that any employee trip reduction program to be implemented by an employer shall be voluntary, not mandatory. Available trip reduction programs include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.    Provide ridesharing, public transportation and nearby child care facility information to employees as part of orientation materials;

2.    Provide on-site day care for customers and employees;

3.    Provide on-site banking ATMs, restaurants, dry cleaners, grocery, and other typically needed services to reduce the need to travel. Link these uses with convenient pedestrian-oriented paths. Provide transit access that allows bus passengers convenient access to uses with a minimum of walking distance;

4.    Locate building entrances close to bus stops with access uninterrupted by parking lots, parking aisles or interior roadways. Place parking at the rear of the development and the transit stop at the front of the development near the main entrance;

5.    Provide employees with transit information with their paychecks. Provide on-site transit information displays;

6.    Install bicycle racks and lanes, paths or routes;

7.    Provide bus pull-outs, pedestrian access, transit stops, shelters and amenities as part of the development as described in the MST Development Review Guidebook or subsequent documents if development is on a current or proposed transit route;

8.    Provide locked and secure alternative mode information kiosks;

9.    Offer a parking cash-out program for employees;

10.    Provide park-and-ride facilities within the development which are not limited to the site’s customers or employees;

11.    Provide preferential parking for employees who rideshare;

12.    Provide local TSM improvements defined as shuttle bus services/buspools or improved transit service as part of the development;

13.    Provide facilities and policies to encourage telecommuting;

14.    Provide pedestrian, bicycle and transit system improvements;

15.    The city may require other measures to be added to or substituted for any or all of the above. (Ord. 96-17 § 2, 1996; Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.10.070 Implementation.

A.    Appropriate development-related ordinances will be reviewed and considered for measures and amenities in support of this title.

B.    This title will be implemented through application of the city’s zoning ordinances, subdivision ordinances and development standards whenever a developer is seeking a specific permit including but not limited to use permits, zoning permits, and tentative and final subdivision maps. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)

18.10.080 Reporting requirements.

A.    As part of the annual conformance process of the congestion management program, the city shall provide the TAMC with material and documentation as needed. Compliance shall be ascertained also by reviewing tourist shuttle implementation, special event transportation shuttles and parking programs, park-and-ride lot development, provisions for bicyclists and pedestrians, and other parking, pricing, marketing efforts, and educational strategies to induce reduced trips.

B.    The TAMC staff will from time to time audit the implementation of the trip reduction program in order to assure that it is being implemented. In addition, feedback from the transit operator(s) will be obtained to ascertain whether the operator’s needs are being met by the development standards in place. The TAMC will from time to time monitor the effectiveness of various TRO implementation programs and provide reports and information on effectiveness to the city and other interested parties. (Ord. 93-5 § 1 (part), 1993)