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A. Purpose: It is the purpose and intent of this section to enhance vehicular, pedestrian, golf cart and bicycle safety by implementing traffic calming methods, providing and constructing pedestrian, golf cart and bicycle paths and separating where possible bicycle and golf cart traffic from vehicular and pedestrian areas while, at the same time, maintaining the narrow, rural nature of the existing streets and roads in the City.
B. Placement And Maintenance: The City Engineer shall cause to be placed such traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety devices including signs, signals, markings, street alignments, paths, barriers upon streets, public parks, easements, public parking lots and other public and City owned property as the City Engineer may deem necessary to implement and carry out the provisions of this title and the "Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices" as adopted pursuant to Idaho Code sections 49-201 and 49-202 and other appropriate uniform standards all of which standards may be modified by the City Engineer to meet the conditions and restrictions of the site. Such devices shall regulate, warn or guide vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. It is unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to comply with any such traffic control signs, signals, markings and devices.
C. Obedience Required: It is unlawful for any driver of a vehicle, including golf carts, to fail to obey any sign, signal, or traffic control measure erected or maintained by any law, ordinance or resolution of the City Council, including signs governing parking. It is also unlawful for any pedestrian or bicyclist to fail to obey any sign or signal erected or maintained pursuant to State law, City ordinance or resolution of the City Council, unless otherwise directed by a police or traffic officer, or when necessary to avoid a collision, or in case of emergency.
D. Traffic Calming Methods: Common types of traffic calming methods that are hereby authorized to be constructed in the City include, but are not limited to:
1. Implementation of traffic circles including circular raised islands centered within intersections.
2. Implementation of chicanes which are alternately placed curb extensions into the street that force motorists to drive in a serpentine pattern.
3. Implementation of curb bulb-outs, chokers or neckdowns which are curb extensions placed at midblock locations or intersections which narrow the street to provide visual distinction and reduce pedestrian crossing distances.
4. Implementation of signs and neighborhood gateways that identify neighborhood districts.
5. Implementation of special paving such as brick, colored concrete or special pavers to break up the visual expanse of the pavement and define areas of pedestrian travel.
6. Retaining narrow streets with trees or on street parking that limit the expanse of pavement visible to the driver.
7. Implementation of speed humps and tables that slow cars as they drive streets.
E. Bikeways, Golf Cart And Pedestrian Paths: Common types of methods used to separate bikes, golf carts and pedestrians from vehicular traffic that are hereby authorized to be constructed in the City include, but are not limited to:
1. Shared use pathways that are marked and adjoin the existing street, designed wide enough to accommodate and still separate bike, golf cart and pedestrian use through the use of curbs, rumble strips, or some other visual or physical barrier.
2. Bike and golf cart lanes that adjoin streets and separated pedestrian paths.
3. Designated bike, golf cart and pedestrian paths located on either side of the existing streets.
4. Designated bike, golf cart and pedestrian paths that are located along designated routes outside of the existing street system. (Ord. 285, 10-3-2017)