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(a) Where Required. Sidewalks shall be required as follows:
(1) General Business. Sidewalks shall be provided with concrete sidewalks at least eight (8) feet wide and four (4) inches thick.
(2) Residential Property. Sidewalks shall be provided with a concrete sidewalk along each side of the street four (4) feet wide and four (4) inches thick with a minimum of six (6) inches at established driveway crossings.
(b) Extra-Sized Sidewalks. Wider-than-standard sidewalks may be required by the Village Board in the vicinity of schools, commercial areas and other places of public assemblage; and the Village Board may require the construction of sidewalks in locations other than required under the preceding provisions of this Section if such walks are necessary, in their opinion, for safe and adequate pedestrian circulation.
(1) The subdivider shall be required to provide sidewalks and bikeways to Village specifications as follows: Sidewalks and bikeways shall normally be located as far from the traffic lane as is possible, but not closer than six (6) inches to the right-of-way line. Where, as a result of such major obstructions as large and established trees, steep hills, drainageways, or major utility lines, the construction costs of the sidewalk or bikeway in its normal location would be prohibitive, sidewalks or bikeways may be located elsewhere within the street right-of-way, or within an easement, with the approval of the Village Engineer. Sidewalks and bikeways constructed at street intersections or within five (5) feet of a legal crosswalk shall include provisions for curb ramping as required by Sec. 66.625, Wis. Stats., and in accordance with Village standards. In all cases where the grades or sidewalks or bikeways have not been specifically fixed by ordinance, the sidewalks and bikeways shall be laid to the established grade of the street [Ref. Sec. 66.615(2), Wis. Stats.]. In areas where sidewalks and bikeways are to be laid to the established grade of the street, the street edge of the sidewalk or bikeway pavement shall be at an elevation above the top of the curb determined by a slope of one-half (½) inch per foot times the distance between the curb and the street sidewalk or bikeway edge. The sidewalk or bikeway pavement shall be sloped at a minimum of one-fourth (1/4) inch per foot and a maximum of three-fourths (3/4) inch per foot toward the street unless public drainage is available behind the sidewalk or bikeway.
(2) Sidewalks in street right-of-ways shall be specifically intended to serve adjacent lots and the pedestrian traffic generated from and to those lots.
(1) Bikeways shall be intended to serve both pedestrian and bicycle traffic in areas where the majority of the adjoining lots do not have frontage or access to the street or are not being served by the bikeway. In general, those lots which do not front or have access on the street in question are not the generating or terminating point for the pedestrian or bicycle traffic.
(2) More specifically, bikeways shall be designed to transport the majority of pedestrian or bike traffic through the area as opposed to serving the adjoining lots as a sidewalk does.
(3) Bikeways shall not be installed in lieu of sidewalks. However, where permitted by Village ordinance, persons may ride a bicycle upon public sidewalks.
(e) Location Determination. The Village Engineer shall determine where sidewalks and/or bikeways are required in accordance with this Section.
(f) Construction Standards. Bikeways shall be constructed of bituminous pavement, at least eight (8) feet in width, in accordance with standard Village specifications. Sidewalks shall be constructed according to the standards in Section 6-2-2.
(g) Required Locations. The subdivider shall be required to install sidewalks and/or bikeways in accordance with the following:
(1) All "through highways," or extensions thereof, shall have sidewalks and/or bikeways installed in any number of block-long increments between consecutive intersections [one (1) block being from one intersection to the next consecutive intersection] regardless of length or location within or outside of plat boundaries.
(2) Other streets, both major and minor, which serve as major pedestrian access routes to and from such pedestrian traffic generators as business establishments, restaurants, schools, neighborhood parks, high density multifamily developments, etc.
(3) All streets which currently have sidewalk along only a portion of street between consecutive intersections shall be completed from intersection to intersection.
Cross-Reference: Section 6-2-2.