Chapter 17.16
SIDEWALKS AND PATHWAYS*

Sections:

17.16.010    Standards – Adoption.

17.16.020    Cement concrete.

17.16.030    Pathways.

17.16.040    Maintenance by abutting property owners.

17.16.050    Construction, reconstruction and repair – Procedure.

17.16.060    Construction, reconstruction and repair – Short lengths.

*    For provisions on sidewalk improvements, see Chapter 35.86 RCW.

17.16.010 Standards – Adoption.

All construction covered in this chapter shall be in accordance with the Bothell Design and Construction Standards and Specifications (Bothell Standards). (Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996).

17.16.020 Cement concrete.

All sidewalks shall be constructed of cement concrete or porous concrete and shall not be less than five feet wide except as provided in BMC 17.16.030. (Ord. 2200 § 2 (Exh. B), 2016; Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996; Ord. 7 § 2, 1911).

17.16.030 Pathways.

Temporary pathways consisting of asphalt concrete pavement, may be constructed along existing streets in locations consistent with the comprehensive plan as approved by the public works director. The construction shall comply with the Bothell Standards. (Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996).

17.16.040 Maintenance by abutting property owners.

Whenever any street, lane, square, place or alley in the city has been improved by the construction of a sidewalk along either or both sides thereof, the duty, burden and expense of repair, renewal, maintenance and removal of obstructions from such sidewalk shall be the responsibility of the property owner directly abutting upon said sidewalk. (Ord. 2200 § 2 (Exh. B), 2016; Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996).

17.16.050 Construction, reconstruction and repair – Procedure.

Whenever the city undertakes the construction, reconstruction or repair of sidewalks, gutters and curbs along and driveways across sidewalks, the city council shall proceed under the authority of and under the procedures provided in Chapter 35.68 RCW, which procedures shall be initiated by the adoption of a resolution by the city council stating whether the cost shall be borne by abutting owner in whole or in part, or requiring the abutting owner to construct the improvement at their own cost and expense. (Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996).

17.16.060 Construction, reconstruction and repair – Short lengths.

Whenever a portion, not longer than one block in length, of any street in the city is not improved by the construction of a sidewalk thereon, or the sidewalk thereon has become unfit or unsafe for purposes of public travel, and such street adjacent to both ends of such portion is so improved and in good repair, the city council may, by resolution, find that construction or reconstruction of such portion of such street is necessary for the public safety and convenience, and determine to proceed under BMC 17.16.050 and the duty, burden and expense of constructing or reconstructing shall devolve upon the property directly abutting upon such portion under the authority and the procedures set forth in Chapter 35.69 RCW. (Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996; Ord. 856 § 3, 1977).