City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17H
Chapter 17H.020
Section 17H.020.020

Title 17H Engineering Standards

Chapter 17H.020 Complete Streets Program

Section 17H.020.020 Definitions

For purpose of this chapter, the following words shall be defined as follows:

A “Complete Street” is a road that is designed to be safe for drivers; bicyclists; transit vehicles and riders; and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. The “Complete Street Program” focuses not just on individual roads but on changing the decision-making process so that all users are routinely considered during the planning, designing, building and operating of all roadways.

"Street Project" means the construction, reconstruction, retrofit, maintenance, alteration, or repair of any Street, and includes the planning, design, approval, and implementation processes, except that "Street Project" does not include minor routine upkeep such as cleaning, sweeping, mowing, spot repair, or interim measures on detour routes. If safety and convenience can be improved within the scope of pavement resurfacing such as grind and overlay and restriping, such projects shall implement Complete Streets as outlined in the adopted Bike Master Plan and Pedestrian Master Plan to provide access and increase safety for all users. Grind and overlay and restriping projects shall be limited to striping elements as called for in the Bike Master Plan and the City Pedestrian Plan. Signalization changes shall not trigger additional Complete Streets elements.

"Users" mean individuals or vehicles that use streets, including pedestrians, bicyclists, freight, automobiles, public transportation vehicles and riders and people of all ages and abilities, including children, youth, families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities.

Date Passed: Monday, December 19, 2011

Effective Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

ORD C34821 Section 1