|S.F. No. 1484 - Bridge Improvement Program Inclusion of Bicycle, Pedestrian, Transit, And Disabilities Access Accommodations|
|Author:||Senator D. Scott Dibble|
|Prepared by:||Bonnie Berezovsky, Senate Counsel (651/296-9191)
Krista Boyd, Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
|Date:||March 25, 2009|
Section 1 adds criteria for the commissioner to apply in determining whether to include a bridge in the program as a priority project. New criteria are safety concerns for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and other roadway users, and ADA-accessibility of pedestrian facilities. The bridge inventory must include pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist crash reports over ten years; current accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users; and ADA-compliance information for pedestrian facilities.
Section 2 requires bridge projects in the program to include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations if the bridge is in a city or if it links walkways, paths, trails, or bikeways. Exceptions can be made if assessment shows no need for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, or if there is a bicycle and pedestrian crossing within one-quarter mile of the bridge. Pedestrian facilities must meet federal accessibility requirements.
Section 3 requires the commissioner's report to include pedestrian, bicyclist, motorist safety, and ADA-compliance in the analysis of performance targets.
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