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An ordinance relating to Seattle\'s Complete Streets policy, stating guiding principles and practices so that transportation improvements are planned, designed and constructed to encourage walking, bicycling and transit use while promoting safe operations for all users.
The ordinance requires the operator of a motor vehicle to create a safe environment for a Vulnerable Road User, including pedestrians, a person on horseback, and persons operating equipment other than a motor vehicle, by giving them space on the road and yielding the right of way.
This ordinance creates a Transportation Demand Management program that promotes efficient utilization of existing transportation facilities, reduces traffic congestion and mobile source pollution, and ensures that new developments are designed in ways to maximize the potential for alternative transportation usage. The program combines services, incentives, facilities, and actions to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips which will relieve traffic congestion, allow parking flexibility, and reduce air pollution.
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan defines a set of actions, to be completed within 10 years, to make Seattle the best community for bicycling in the United States. By increasing support for bicycling, the city will make its transportation system more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.
This workbook is a starting point for local leaders to begin mapping out a complete streets policy to foster safe and accessible roads for all road users in a community, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists. The workbook emphasizes the need for local leaders to examine the community\'s needs, vision, and goals in creating a complete streets policy. The workbook includes an overview of Complete Streets policies across the nation, recommendations for how to commit to a community vision, detailed explanations of best practices, and a step-by-step guide to get policies from planning into practical implementation.