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Updated vehicle speed survey 04-02-13 pdf.pdf

Updated vehicle speed survey 04-02-13 pdf.pdf

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CITY COUNCILCITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEARESOLUTION NO. 2013-
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEAADOPTING THE FEBRUARY 2013 SPEED SURVEY COMPLETED BY HATCH MOTTMCDONALD IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW AS OUTLINED IN CALIFORNIAVEHICLE CODE SECTION 40802.WHEREAS, the City has conducted a traffic and engineering survey to determine theprima facie speed limits on certain streets within the City; andWHEREAS, based on said survey, the city finds justification for existing speed limitsin accordance with California Vehicle Code Sections: 235, 240, 515, 22350, 22352, 22357,22358, 22358.3, 22358.4 &40802; andWHEREAS, the City states that no significant changes to roadway or traffic conditionshave occurred or are intended to occur, including, but not limited to, changes in adjoiningproperty or land use, roadway width, or traffic volume.WHEREAS, the City further finds and declares that the speed limits set forth hereinare most appropriate to facilitate the orderly movement of vehicular traffic and are reasonableand safe.NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THECITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA DOES:1.
 
Approve the February 2013 Speed survey completed by Hatch Mott MacDonald.PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA on this 2
nd
day of April 2013 by the following roll-call vote:AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS:NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS:ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS:SIGNED: _________________________  JASON BURNETT, MAYORATTEST: ____________________________ Heidi Burch, City Clerk
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19
February
26, 2013
Corporal SteveRanaCity
of
Carmel-By-The-SeaPolice Department PO Box
600
Carmel-by-the-Sea,CA
93921
RE:
2013VehicleSpeed
Survey
Carmel-By-
The-Sea,
California
D
ear
CorporalRana:
1300-BFirstStreet Gilroy, CA
95020
T408-848-3122
www.hatchmott.com
Hatch Mott MacDonald(HMM)hasprepared a vehiclespeedsurvey update forthe City
of
Carmel-By-The-Sea.This
su
rveywas conducted alongtenroadwayswithin theCity,
in
accordance withthe requirements
of
thelatest CaliforniaVehicle Code(CVC)and the 2012 California Manual
on
UniformTraffic ControlDevices(CA MUTCD).
A.
Project
Approach
Speed surveys were conducted at the
fo
llowing tenlocation
s:
l)
Delores Street, between City Limits and
4th
Avenue;2)Mountain View Avenue, between Ocean Avenue andForestRoad; 3)San Antonio Street, between
gth
AvenueandSantaLuciaAvenue; 4) San AntonioStreet,between
2"d
Avenueand 4
1
b
Avenue;5)Junipero Street, between
12th
Avenueandl3tl
1
Avenue;6) Ocean Avenue, betweenJuniperoStreet andCarpenterStreet;
7)
Ocean Avenue, between Monte Verde StreetandSanAntonio Street; 8) San CarlosStreet,between
grit
AvenueandSanta LuciaAvenue; 9) CarpenterStreet,between
1
st
AvenueandOcean Avenue;and 10) Rio Road, betweenSantaLucia AvenueandAtherton Drive.
Exhibit
1
graphicallydepicts thelocations
of
thesurveyed roadways.Thisspeed survey was conducted
in
accordancewiththe requirements
of
the latest
Ca
li
forniaVehicle Code (CVC)andthe 2012
Ca
lif
orniaManualon Uniform Traffic
Co
ntrolDevices(CAMUTCD).A minimum
of
l
00
radar gun speed-readingswereobtainedat eachcollection point(i.e. aminimum
of
50 readingsineachtravel direction).The speed surveys were conducted ingood weatherconditionsandunder normal vehicleoperating conditions, and inoff-peaktravel periods wherepossible.
In
addition,each surveylocationwas visited and driven,
in
order toidentity current postedspeed
li
mits androadwaygeometric datathat mayaffectthespeedlimit recommendations(e.g. horizontal andverticalcurvature,shoulders,driveway density,pedestrian and bicyclist activity,adjacentland uses,etc.).
B. Collision
History
Collisionhistoriesalongthe tenstudy segments were obtained from the City
of
Carmel-By-TheSea.
Tab
le
1,
below,summarizes the collisionhistories foreach segmentbetweenFebruary
2011
and January
2013,
including thetotalnumber
of
collisions,and the number
of
collisions wherepedestrians,bicyclists
or
speed were a primary collisionfactor.
Table
1
also includes collisionratesforthe
st
ud
yroadsegments, al
ong
with the correspondingstatew
id
e average collision rateforthat type
of
roadway(e.g.two-laneconventional).
 
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1 Delores StreetCity Limits
4thA~rue
201 5.87 2.
80
2MountainViewAve
nue
OceanAverue
Fo
restRoad 41 0 15.15 2.
80
3SanAntonioStreet 8thAverueSanta LuciaAvenue1000.47 2.
80
4
SanAntonio Street 2nd Avenue
4thAverue
21 00.592.
80
5
J..-iperoStre
et
12thAverue
13
thA~rue
0000.
00
2.
80
6
OceanA
~~e
rue
JU"i
pe
ro
StreetCarpenterStreet 9120.
93
2.
80
7OceanA
""rue
MonteVerdeStreetSanAntonioStreet50 01.
07
2.
80
8
San Carlos StreetBthAverue Sana
Looa
Averue
4
001.
88
2.
80
9Carpenter Street
1stA~~erue
Ocea
nA
ven
ue
4
000.612.
80
10RioRoadSanta Luoia
~~enue
AthertonD
rtve
2000.24 1.65
Notes:
I.
Collision Data from between February
20
11
andJanuary
2013,
asprovidedby City
of
Carme
l-
By-The-SeaPoliceDepartment.
2.
Stateaverage collis
ion
datafrom
2009 CollisionData onCalifornia StateHighway
s,
California Department
of
Transportation,
20
tO.
Co
llisions withPedestrians/Bicyclists
or
Speed
asa primarycollision factor were rather infrequ
ent
alongthestudyroadwaysegment
s-
onlysix
of
the33 collisionshad any
of
tho
se
asaprimarycollision f
ac
tor.
Most
of
thestudy roa
dw
ayshave collision rat
es
we
llbelowtheirstatewideaverage. Thetwo highestare Delor
esStreet
and Mountain View
Ave
nu
e.Bothroadwayshave
co
nsiderablyhigher numbers
of
collisionsinproportion to
their
relativelylow traffic volumes (approximately 400 vehicles
per
dayfor
each
roadway).Theexact reason for thesehighrat
es
is
unclear,but apossi
bl
ereason isrelativelynarrowpavement widthalongboth roadways(each is
le
ssthan25feet in driva
bl
ewidth).
C.Speed SurveyFrequency
CVC
Section 40802
conta
insrul
es
regarding
th
e frequency
of
upd
ati
ng
speedsurveys.Under normalcircum
sta
nces,speed surveys
of
a
jurisdiction's
roadwaysmust be updated every five y
ear
sfor aspeed limitto remainvalid.
(The
sole
exce
ptions
to
thisrule
ar
elocal
st
reets, streetsinbusiness
di
st
ricts,andschoolzones,whi
ch
byl
aw
aretobesi
gned
at 25 MPH.
The
CVCspecifically defineseach
of
the
st
reet types.)However,thereare
two
exceptionsthatallow fora longer frequencybet
ween
surveyupdates: Exception
#
1:
If
s
peed
e
nf
orcementofficershave
at
least 24 hours
of
rad
ar
trainingandtheirradarequi
pment
has been
ca
librated within the past 3
year
s, speedsurv
eys
onlyneed
to
beupdatedevery seven
yea
rs.
(If
anagencyu
ses
li
dar
,then anadditional
2
hours
of
trainingis also requir
edto
meetthisrule.) Exception#2:If Exception
#1
is
met
and
there
h
ave
beennosignificantchangestoaroadway, thensp
eed
surveysonlyneed toberepeatedeverytenyears.("Significant changes"isdefin
ed
inthe
eve
toincludechangesto adjoining properties,land use,roadway width,
or
trafficvolume. The 2012
CA
MUTCDfurtherclarifiesthat
"s
ignificantchange
s"
ca
nalsoinclude
ad
dition
or
removal
of
driveways, addition
or
removal
of
on-street parking r
es
trictions,changesinroadway laneconfigurations, additions
or
removalofbicyclelanes,changesin trafficcontrol,
or
addition
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Steve
Rana
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