Chapter 12.02


12.02.010    Purpose.

12.02.020    Exceptions.

12.02.030    Complete streets infrastructure.

12.02.040    Funding for complete streets.

12.02.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to help achieve the goals and objectives of the transportation, land use and parks and recreation elements of the city of Pateros comprehensive plan. To the extent practical, the city of Pateros shall plan, design, construct and operate and maintain appropriate facilities for safe accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, motorists, emergency responders, freight and users of all ages and abilities in all new construction, retrofit or reconstruction projects. The city of Pateros will incorporate complete street principles into any updates of the city’s comprehensive plan, public works standards, parks and recreations master plan, traffic circulation plan and other plans, manuals, rules, regulations and programs as appropriate. (Ord. 763 § 1 (part), 2018)

12.02.020 Exceptions.

Facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and/ or people of all abilities are not required to be provided when:

A.    A documented absence of current or future need exists;

B.    Nonmotorized users are prohibited by law;

C.    Routine maintenance of the transportation network is performed that does not change the roadway geometry or operations, such as mowing, sweeping and repair;

D.    The cost would be disproportionate to the current need or probable future users;

E.    In instances where a documented exception is granted by the mayor, after consultation with the public works director.

(Ord. 763 § 1 (part), 2018)

12.02.030 Complete streets infrastructure.

As feasible, the city of Pateros shall incorporate complete streets infrastructure into existing public and private streets to create a comprehensive, integrated, connected transportation network that balances access, mobility, health and safety needs for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, motorists, emergency responders, freight and users of all ages and abilities, ensuring a fully connected, integrated network that provides transportation options. “Complete streets infrastructure” means design features that contribute to a safe, convenient or comfortable travel experience, including but not limited to features such as: sidewalks; shared use paths, bicycle lanes; automobile lanes; paved shoulders, street trees and landscaping; planting strips; curbs; accessible curb ramps; bulb outs; crosswalks; pedestrian and traffic signals; signage; street furniture; bicycle parking facilities; public transportation stops and facilities; transit priority signalization; traffic calming devices such as traffic bumps and surface treatments such as paving blocks, textured asphalt and concrete; narrow vehicle lanes; raised medians; and dedicated transit lanes. (Ord. 763 § 1 (part), 2018)

12.02.040 Funding for complete streets.

Complete streets may be achieved through single projects or incrementally through a series of small improvements or maintenance activities over time. It is the city’s intent that all sources of transportation funding be drawn upon to implement complete streets. (Ord. 763 § 1 (part), 2018)