Chapter 12.28


12.28.010    Policy.

12.28.020    Implementation of complete streets principles.

12.28.030    Freight considerations.

12.28.040    Extraordinary circumstances.

12.28.050    Funding.

12.28.010 Policy.

The town of Wilbur will plan for, design and construct all new town transportation improvement projects to provide appropriate accommodation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and persons of all abilities, while promoting safe operation for all users, as provided for in this chapter.  (Ord. 573 §1, 2016)

12.28.020 Implementation of complete streets principles.

The town of Wilbur will incorporate complete streets principles into:  the six-year street plan; and other town of Wilbur plans, manuals, rules, regulations and programs as appropriate.  (Ord. 573 §2, 2016)

12.28.030 Freight considerations.

Because freight is important to the basic economy of the town and has unique right-of-way needs to support that role, freight will be the major priority on streets classified as major truck streets.  Complete street improvements that are consistent with freight mobility but also support other modes may be considered on these streets.  (Ord. 573 §3, 2016)

12.28.040 Extraordinary circumstances.

Except in unusual or extraordinary circumstances, complete streets principles will not apply:

A.  To ordinary maintenance activities designed to keep assets in serviceable condition (e.g., mowing, cleaning, sweeping, spot repair and surface treatments such as chip seal, or interim measures on detour or haul routes);

B.  Where the mayor issues a documented exception concluding that application of complete streets principles is unnecessary or inappropriate because it would be contrary to public safety; or

C.  Where other available means or factors indicate an absence of need, including future need.  (Ord. 573 §4, 2016)

12.28.050 Funding.

Complete streets may be achieved through single projects or incrementally through a series of smaller improvements or maintenance activities over time.  It is the mayor’s and council’s intent that all sources of transportation funding be drawn upon to implement complete streets.  The town believes that maximum financial flexibility is important to implement complete streets principles.  (Ord. 573 §5, 2016)