SRA 2019-1: Amendment to Article 6: Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths
The purpose of these amendments are to update our current ordinance regulations to expand sidewalk width requirements, require appropriate bicycle facilities and shared use paths in the right of way, all in order to diversify transit options, prioritize pedestrian-first design, and achieve an effective transportation system. These goals were identified in Theme D, Goal #1 of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, and these amendments are part of Planning Staff’s comprehensive effort to put our Plan into action.
These amendments are necessary in order to make our ordinance compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Design Guidelines and the US Access Board’s standards for public right-of-way access. In addition to putting us into state and federal compliance, the effects of these amendments have significant positive impacts on our community. Policies promoting walkability make our community for people instead of just for cars, promote economic development and improve our quality life.
Fayette Alliance supported these amendments, which were approved by Planning Commission in August.