Mobility Element (Public Hearing Draft, 5/1/13)
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Circulation Implementation Measures

  1. Adopt a Street Design Manual based on the Model Design Manual of Living Streets.

  2. Conduct regular surveys of City residents to identify preferences and behavior and report on the survey results to the City Council to benchmark travel behavior.

  3. Consider establishing a Complete Streets Mobility Committee/Commission to assist the City with grant writing and implementation of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP).

  4. Implement the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. (Consultant to add link to the Plan here for detailed implementation measures).

  5. Implement the Candidate Projects in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, subject to more detailed engineering studies.

  6. Implement the following roadway improvements based on the Circulation Element Roadways Map:

    1. La Pata Extension

    2. Camino Del Rio Extension

  7. If necessary to mitigate potential impacts, the City will implement the following intersection improvements based on the analysis of build-out conditions associated with the Land Use Plan [NOTE: the following measures are contingent upon the ultimate adoption of the Land Use Plan as is. Additional land use changes to reduce ADT and Level of Service impacts would eliminate or change some of the following measures.]:

    1. Construct the La Pata/Camino Del Rio intersection to have 3 receiving lanes in the Southbound direction.

    2. Restripe the La Pata/Avenida Vista Hermosa intersection to convert one Eastbound through lane to an eastbound left turn lane. The eastbound right turn lane existing in December 2012 will be converted to an eastbound through lane. Traffic signal modifications will be required to implement this improvement.

    3. Widen the intersection of Camino Vera Cruz and Avenida Vista Hermosa to provide additional eastbound and westbound through lanes. Widen the northbound approach to add an additional northbound left turn lane.

    4. Widen the intersection of Frontera and Avenida Vista Hermosa to provide an additional eastbound through lane and restripe the eastbound right turn lane to an eastbound through lane. Traffic signal modifications will also be required to implement this improvement.

    5. Widen the La Pata/Avenida Pico intersection to provide an additional westbound through lane and receiving lane on the departing approach.

    6. Widen the Calle Amancer/Avenida Pico intersection to provide two southbound through lanes, two northbound left turn lanes and one northbound right-turn lane. Restripe a westbound through lane to a westbound left turn lane. Restripe the eastbound left turn lane to an eastbound through lane. Convert the eastbound right turn lane to free right operations.

    7. Widen the Avenida Presidio/Avenida Pico intersection to provide four eastbound through lanes, A westbound left turn lane, and two southbound receiving lanes to accommodate the additional westbound left turn lane. Restripe the eastbound right turn lane to an eastbound through lane. Restripe the southbound through lane to southbound left turn lane. Also, restripe the southbound right-turn lane to a southbound through lane.

    8. Restripe the Camino De Los Molinos and Avenida Pico intersection to have one northbound through left turn lane and one shared northbound through/right turn lane.

  8. Update the Municipal Code to require end of trip bicycle facilities, as appropriate to the scale of the project, such as lockers, showers and enclosed bicycle parking, within non-residential sites and bicycle parking within multi-family and non-residential sites.

  9. Working with other agencies, the City will seek grants to help develop, operate and maintain a comprehensive trail system through San Clemente’s open spaces.

  10. Work with OCTA to identify shelter options to ensure adequate safety and comfort for transit users and encourage OCTA to provide bus shelters at all bus stops on El Camino Real, Camino De Los Mares, and Avenida Pico.

  11. Prepare feasibility study for a shuttle service connecting North Beach, Del Mar/T-Zone, Pier Bowl, and other major commercial areas within the City.

  12. Validate and incorporate a Multi-Modal Level of Service (LOS) or other metric to evaluate multi-modal facilities performance into future traffic studies.

  13. Prepare and/or update parking management plans for key destination areas, including but not limited to North Beach, Del Mar/T-Zone, Pier Bowl. Update the Master Landscape Plan for Scenic Corridors.

  14. Consider preparing detailed concept plans to evaluate alternate visions for major MPAH corridors, and address types of multi-modal improvements that can be included within the constrained rights-of-way (unless it is decided to acquire more right-of-way) for various alternatives.

  15. Prepare comprehensive parking strategies for key commercial areas, including: North Beach, Pier Bowl, Del Mar/T-Zone and Plaza San Clemente.
Note: The above measures are those in addition to the extensive list of implementation measures identified in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. In addition, future roadway network improvements will be identified following the completion of the traffic analysis. (Update this section to correspond with Planning Commission approved changes to the Draft BPMP)
  1. Bicycle and pedestrian network wayfinding and information shall be provided through signs, markings or other technologies.

  2. Consider using the public right-of-way outside that of the roadway limits to install safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

  3. Explore the formalization of existing informal bicycle and pedestrian paths, where appropriate.

  4. We integrate bicycle and pedestrian facility installation and maintenance into the roadway and maintenance planning process.

  5. Designated Class 2 bike lanes should be added where there is sufficient curb-to-curb street paveout width.

  6. When roadway repairs are done by the City or other agencies, such as utility companies, the roadway shall be restored in accordance with City standards, with restriping suitable for bicycle use, as appropriate.

  7. Where feasible, design bikeways beyond the minimum required widths, but within Federal, State or local standards (For example, Class 2 lanes should not exceed eight feet in width to avoid confusion with driving lanes).

  8. When intersections with signals are rehabilitated, vehicle actuation shall be installed to detect bicycles (CVC 21450.5).

  9. When intersections with signals are rehabilitated, City shall install bicycle detector pavement markings at traffic signals using best practices and adopted State or Federal standards.

  10. Retain existing bikeways when a roadway is reconstructed, reconfigured or improved. When designated bikeways must be temporarily removed, they should be replaced on nearby, convenient and parallel routes.

  11. All new capital improvement projects and private development projects shall undergo review to ensure consistency with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and with the Mobility and Complete Streets Element.

  12. We shall consider implementing bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects as part of other street improvement projects.

  13. We provide convenient, secure, attractive and easy to use bicycle parking at public buildings, commercial areas, multi-family residential development projects, and at schools and parks and encourage other agencies to provide bicycle parking for rail transit and Park-n-Ride facilities.

  14. Provide access paths to transit centers and commuter rail stations to encourage walking and cycling.

  15. Maintain riding surfaces suitable for cycling on all designated, on-road bicycle facilities in accordance with a management plan to be adopted by the City.

  16. The City regularly maintains and sweeps streets and bikeways in compliance with its Street Sweeping Program.

  17. The City regularly maintains bicycle and pedestrian signage and pavement markings so they are in good working condition.

  18. The City shall periodically (for example, when the BPMP is updated and as part of the LTFP), review official databases of bicycle and pedestrian accidents, analyze their causes and locations, and strive to reduce accidents through infrastructure improvements, community outreach and education, and law enforcement efforts.

  19. The City shall develop standards that require bicycle accommodations (such as parking, lockers and showers) in new or significantly rehabilitated nonresidential developments.

  20. The City will encourage public pedestrian improvement projects such as public art, fountains, street trees, lighting and directional signs.

  21. The City will ensure walking routes are integrated into new greenways and open space areas, where appropriate and encourage them in existing greenways and open space areas.

  22. Include Bicycle and Walking Safety lessons in city recreation programs.

  23. We include Bicycle and Walking Safety lessons in City recreation programs and collaborate with local schools and law enforcement to offer bicycle and pedestrian skills and safety education programs.

  24. Assist employers in implementing a comprehensive bicycle awareness program for their employees.

  25. The City shall support and promote education and awareness of pedestrian and bicyclist rights and behaviors, as well as risk avoidance, among the motoring public.

  26. Expand the Safe Routes to School program, including International Walk/Bike to School events, and encourage all schools to get involved.

  27. The City shall consider designating a law enforcement liaison officer for the bicycle and pedestrian community.

  28. The City shall provide training opportunities for engineering and planning staff on ways to integrate bicyclists and pedestrians with the transportation network.

  29. The City shall provide training and public outreach opportunities about bicyclists’ and pedestrians’ legal rights and duties for City engineering and planning staff, as well as for law enforcement officials.

  30. Provide an outreach and education component to coincide with the first installation of any new type of bicycle facility as part of the implementation of the associated capital improvement project.

  31. Develop a City-wide navigational tool (e.g. paper maps, digital map, GPS, other emerging technologies).

  32. Consider establishing a Bicycling Advisory Committee to assist the City with grant writing and implementation of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

  33. Collaborate with local businesses, bicycle shops, non-profits, schools, and government agencies to produce and distribute bicycle and pedestrian safety materials.

  34. Encourage City officials and employees, as well as other employers, to participate in “Bike to Work Month” and “Bike to Work Week.”

  35. Improve appropriate legal access to public lands for cyclists and pedestrians.

  36. City shall collaborate with the local off-road advocacy groups, conservation non-profits, State Parks, adjacent jurisdictions and the Donna O’Neil Land Conservancy to develop a plan for off-road trail facilities.

  37. Establish a bicycle-friendly business program to encourage and facilitate use of alternative modes of transportation by employees and customers.

  38. Consider establishing an Active Transportation Coordinator position to work with City departments and advocacy groups to support and coordinate efforts to improve alternative transportation modes and to implement the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

  39. Provide assistance to school districts in facility planning and transportation operations to ensure safety for users of all modes during school pick-up, drop-off and other special events.

  40. Require the construction of new bicycle facilities and/or bicycle-friendly improvements as a condition of approving new development that impacts area parking or traffic.

  41. Encourage bicycle and pedestrian-oriented site design in commercial areas.

  42. Design bicycle and pedestrian network linkages that directly connect to retail and commercial centers.

  43. We require development projects and site plans to be designed to encourage pedestrian connectivity among buildings within a site, while linking buildings to the public bicycle and pedestrian network.

  44. Track mode shift to quantify greenhouse gas reductions.

  45. Establish mode shift/share goals.

  46. As funding permits, will install or require as a condition of development approval pedestrian facility improvements such as installation of signs, signals, street crosswalks, proper lighting, , pedestrian-activated signals, street trees, placement of benches, transit shelters, shade and other ancillary pedestrian features.

  47. The City will identify substandard public sidewalks and paving in public areas and ensure they are repaired or replaced in accordance with Sidewalk Repair Program.

  48. The City will prepare and maintain an inventory of sidewalk facilities to determine where pedestrian improvements are most needed to insure a continuous safe route for pedestrians throughout San Clemente.

  49. The City will retrofit streets and require developments to install public improvements that provide disabled access and mobility on public streets, as required by State or Federal law.

  50. The City will work towards closing existing gaps in San Clemente’s pedestrian network.

  51. The City will give high priority to providing pedestrian and bicycle access to all public facilities and transit stops and will coordinate with OCTA as necessary.

  52. The City may provide for the approval of certain commercial uses in public sidewalks in the Pedestrian Overlay District when those uses benefit the overall pedestrian environment.

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