AGENDA ITEM 4C
December 10, 2013
Glenn Orlin, Deputy Council Administrator
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 33-13, Streets and Roads
Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Urban Road Standards and
Bill 33-13, Streets and Roads - Urban Road Standards and Pedestrian Safety
Improvements, sponsored by Council member Berliner, is scheduled to be introduced on
December 10,2013. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for January 23,2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Bill 33-13 would limit the width of travel lanes, turning lanes, and parking lanes, as well
as the size of intersection curb radii in urban areas. Curb extensions (sidewalk bulb-outs) would
be required in many cases where a road in an urban area is reconstructed. The Bill also would
set target speeds at which vehicles should operate in specific contexts, to provide both for
mobility for motor vehicles and a safe environment for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Bill would require certain road improvements to include a sufficient pedestrian
refuge area, direct developers building road improvements to add curb ramps where appropriate,
and require curb ramps to be built in accordance with federal ADA Best Practices.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
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