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Record No: CB 119333    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119333
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/24/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125681
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Sections 11.14.150, 23.53.006, 23.53.015, 23.53.020, 23.84A.002, 23.84A.006, and 23.84A.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code for pedestrian access and circulation and to make corrections.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Director's Report, 3. Presentation (9/19/18), 4. Central Staff Memo (9/19/18), 5. Signed Ordinance 125681, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Sections 11.14.150, 23.53.006, 23.53.015, 23.53.020, 23.84A.002, 23.84A.006, and 23.84A.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code for pedestrian access and circulation and to make corrections.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 11.14.150 of the Seattle Municipal Code, enacted by Ordinance 108200, is amended as follows:
11.14.150 Curb ramp ((.))
"Curb ramp" means that portion of the sidewalk ((area which)) that provides a direct connection between the roadway level and the constructed sidewalk level, for the purpose of allowing persons and persons operating wheeled devices to have ((convenient)) access between the roadway and sidewalk according to Standards for Accessible Design, 28 Code of Federal Regulations ("C.F.R.") ? 35.151 and 36 C.F.R. Part 1191, and Appendices B and D.
Section 2. Section 23.53.006 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125272, is amended as follows:
23.53.006 Pedestrian access and circulation
A. General requirements. Pedestrian access and circulation are required on all streets in all zones as set forth in this Section 23.53.006.
1. Pedestrian access and circulation improvements shall meet the standards in the Right-of-Way Improvements Manual for sidewalks, ((and)) pedestrian walkways, curbs, curb ramps, and accessible crossings.
2. Curb ramps are required when: the proposed development is on or creates a corner lot; or when the Director as a Type I decision and in consultation with the Director of Transportation finds a potential for a pedestrian connection exists due to unique lot conditions, including but not limited to a "T" intersection. Curb ramps shall meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
3. The regulations in this Section 23.53.006 are not intended to preclude the use of...

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