Chapter 12.44


12.44.010    Complete streets vision.

12.44.020    Complete streets policy.

12.44.030    Exceptions.

12.44.010 Complete streets vision.

It is the intent of the city of Marysville to plan, design, operate, and maintain streets so that they are safe for users of all ages, all abilities and all income levels as a matter of routine. This policy directs decision-makers to consistently plan, design, construct, and maintain streets to accommodate all anticipated users including but not limited to motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation, emergency vehicles, and freight and commercial vehicles. (Ord. 3031 § 1, 2016).

12.44.020 Complete streets policy.

The city of Marysville will plan for, design, and construct all new transportation projects to provide appropriate accommodation for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation, emergency vehicles, and freight and commercial vehicles, and persons of all abilities in comprehensive, integrated and connected networks.

Transportation facilities that support the concept of complete streets include, but are not limited to, pavement markings, signage, street and sidewalk lighting, sidewalk and pedestrian safety improvements, Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI compliance, transit accommodations, bicycle accommodations, and appropriate streetscapes that appeal to and promote pedestrian and bicycle use.

Those involved in the planning and design of projects within public right-of-way will give consideration to all users and modes of travel. Transportation improvements shall be viewed as opportunities to create safer and more accessible streets for all users. This shall apply to new construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation. (Ord. 3031 § 2, 2016).

12.44.030 Exceptions.

When approved by the public works director, facilities for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and/or people of all abilities are not required to be provided:

(1) Where their establishment would be contrary to public health and safety;

(2) Where there is no identified need (as established in city plans and future travel demand models);

(3) For ordinary maintenance activities designed to keep assets in serviceable conditions (e.g., striping, cleaning, sweeping, snowplowing, mowing, spot pavement repair, crack sealing or pothole filling). Pavement preservation projects, such as overlays or paving projects, should include evaluating the condition of existing facilities supporting alternate transportation modes as well as modifying existing pavement markings and signage that supports such alternative modes as appropriate;

(4) There is a reasonable and equivalent project along the same corridor that is already programmed to provide facilities exempted from the project at hand;

(5) Street reconstruction projects and maintenance paving projects which involve widening pavement may exclude elements of this policy when the accommodation of a specific use is expected to:

(a) Require more space than is physically available; or

(b) Have adverse impacts on environmental resources such as streams, wetlands, floodplains, or on historic structures or sites above and beyond the impacts of currently existing infrastructure;

(6) Where the cost would be disproportionate to the current need or probability of future uses; or

(7) Where unique and specific conditions warrant an exception as authorized and documented by the public works director. (Ord. 3031 § 3, 2016).