20D.210.15 Transportation Management Program.

For implementation of RCDG Title 20B, Comprehensive Plan. (Ord. 2298; Ord. 2297; Ord. 1954. Formerly Appx. L)

20D.210.15-010 Requirement.

This program is required of all commercial/industrial development applications that warrant transportation mitigation. For purposes of the transportation management program, transportation mitigation is warranted when development generates 30 or more new trips and has at least 25 employees arriving at the site during either or both peak periods. The fee charged for the review and monitoring of transportation management programs shall be set by ordinance. (Ord. 2298; Ord. 2297; Ord. 2217; Ord. 1954. Formerly Appx. L)

20D.210.15-020 Program Objective.

The building owner shall implement a transportation management program to reduce the level of traffic generation during peak periods. (Ord. 1954. Formerly Appx. L (I))

20D.210.15-030 Program Performance.

A program performance level shall be determined by the City of Redmond (as represented by the Technical Committee) and shall be defined in terms of a not to exceed percentage of single occupancy vehicle (SOV) use during combined a.m. and p.m. peak (commuter) periods. The program performance level shall be no greater than 70 percent single occupancy vehicles for program approval (i.e., for every 100 commuters arriving at the worksite during peak commute periods, a maximum of 70 would be in single occupancy vehicles).

This performance level shall be met within a period of two years, and shall be further defined in terms of target annual achievement levels for each of the two years. The peak hour trip generation forecast as indicated by an accepted project transportation analysis shall serve as the base for applying the performance requirement. (Ord. 2217; Ord. 1954. Formerly Appx. L (II))

20D.210.15-040 Required Program Activities.

Upon determination of the City of Redmond Technical Committee, the building owner will provide for implementation of these program elements or their equivalent for program approval:

(1)    Administration. A transportation management program designed to achieve the City’s program performance level.

(2)    Employee Survey. Within six months of substantial occupancy, a survey of tenant employees will be conducted to determine commute modes, needs and preferences. An annual survey (approved by the City of Redmond) to assess program performance shall be performed. Examples of acceptable survey methods include commute trip reduction surveys, driveway surveys or survey sampling methods that can be demonstrated to be statistically equivalent to these methods. Upon meeting the program performance level, a survey shall be conducted every two years.

(3)    Transportation Coordinator. Appoint a transportation coordinator prior to building occupancy permit approval. The transportation coordinator should maintain records related to program implementation which would be annually submitted to the Technical Committee to monitor progress toward meeting a target goal.

(4)    Promotion.

(a)    There shall be an annual distribution of transportation information resources to all employers at the site for distribution to employees.

(b)    Special transportation promotion, “Transportation Day,” to increase employee awareness of available programs and commuting alternatives.

(5)    Preferential Parking for Carpools and Vanpools – Bicycle Racks. Preferential parking near main building entrances shall be designated subject to site plan approval. Preferential parking spaces shall be signed, and parking by nonregistered vehicles prohibited and enforced. Bicycle racks shall be installed near main employee entrances and screened from adverse weather conditions. Bicycle racks shall be made available for a minimum level of use of 0.075 of the employee population at each site.

(6)    Transportation Information Centers. For all buildings occupied by at least 25 employees, transportation and commute information will be sited to encourage visibility.

(7)    Transportation Management Program information and ridematch forms shall be distributed as a component of new employee orientation programs.

(8)    The property owner will provide for joining and maintaining membership in a Transportation Management Association (if established) in the vicinity of the development. The transportation coordinator will serve as a representative to the Transportation Management Association.

(9)    Incentives. At least one financial incentive equivalent to 25 percent of a monthly peak period two-zone bus pass and offered to all affected employees at the site will be implemented. Financial incentives such as subsidized bus passes, carpool mileage, commuter club incentives, subscription “custom” bus service and direct pay bonuses for employee contribution to success are acceptable and effective methods of reaching target goals. Other equivalent program elements (such as parking pricing) may also be proposed for inclusion in the TMP, subject to approval by the Technical Committee’s finding that the alternate program will be equally effective.

(10)    Contingency Measures. At least one additional financial incentive or other equivalent program element will be identified for implementation in the event that two consecutive TMP reports show that target goals are not met.

(11)    A property owner may propose a demonstrated, equally effective alternative in lieu of a required element. Substitution of such alternatives is subject to approval by the Technical Committee. (Ord. 2223; Ord. 2217; Ord. 1954. Formerly Appx. L (III))

20D.210.15-050 Recommended Program Activities.

Repealed by Ord. 2217. (Ord. 1954. Formerly Appx. L (IV))

20D.210.15-060 Program Review.

Following implementation of the program, the Technical Committee shall periodically review progress towards meeting transportation objectives and program effectiveness with the intent that new and innovative program activities (including required program elements) may be initiated and less effective program activities revised or omitted. The Technical Committee will review the annual transportation management report and determine a successful achievement for that period. (Ord. 2217; Ord. 1954. Formerly Appx. L (V))

20D.210.15-070 Program Implementation.

By entering into a transportation management program, the property owner recognizes that the terms and conditions of an approved TMP are binding upon the property for the lifetime of the development. Any changes or revisions to a TMP requested due to change of ownership must at least comply with the minimum requirements in effect at the time the change or revision is requested and are subject to approval of the city.

Failure to implement the TMP may result in the imposition of penalties as provided for by Chapter 1.14 RMC. (Ord. 2217)