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Shared use path easements shall be required to be dedicated - in order to increase access to current or future schools, playgrounds, employment centers, commercial areas, bus stops, bike trails, and other community facilities - through blocks greater than 1,320 feet when needed to reduce pedestrian distances. Shared use path easements may also be required to provide access to parks, open space, recreation areas, greenways, and common areas.
(a) The shared use path - walkways shall be included within a ten-foot easement or other acceptable area as approved by the city engineer and maintained by the adjacent property owners or other acceptable landowner as approved by the city engineer. The shared use path - walkways shall be paved at least six feet in width and shall be constructed before a certificate of occupancy is approved.
(b) Shared use path trails shall be included within a 20 foot easement when identified as a part of the City of Sioux Falls Bicycle Plan. The shared use path - trail shall be paved at least 12 feet in width; the shared use path - trail easement shall include language that allows for the city or developer to construct a single-track, grass, gravel, or paved path within the easement.
(Ord. 87-18, passed 10-2-2018; Ord. 97-22, passed 8-16-2022)