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18.24.080. Street quieting techniques

            The Community and Economic Development Director, upon recommendation of the Fire Department, the Police Department, and Engineering Division of the Public Works Department may require the construction of street quieting facilities within the new proposed developments.

            The criteria on which such a determination will be made are:

            (1)        The width of the roadway;

            (2)        The nature of the land use abutting the roadway;

            (3)        The nature of the roadway, such as whether it is a through street, the distance between any curves in the roadway, the existing or proposed design features that would affect traffic flow, its location with reference to roadways designed for a higher carrying capacity, its potential for use as an alternate route from larger roadways, etc.; and

            (4)        The City's experience with roads of a similar nature and the speed and volume on similar situated roadways.

            Methods to be used for this purpose include, but are not limited to, rotaries (also known as "roundabouts" or "turnabouts"), traffic circles, narrowing roadways at intersections and crosswalks, use of designed protrusions which narrow the roadway or redirect traffic, raised medians, etc.

            Upon a continuing review of the City's traffic patterns, the City may design and install these devices on existing roadways based upon the same criteria set forth above.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 03-01, Enacted, 1/16/2003

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