POLICY NUMBER: CC01-003
EFFECTIVE DATE: 7/16/01
Adopted by the Deltona City Commission at the Regular City Commission meeting held on July 16, 2001.
The building of sidewalks will be prioritized according to need, be limited to rights of way owned by the City of Deltona, and shall be subject to annual budget appropriations.
The following criteria will be used in determining where sidewalks will be constructed. In most cases, new sidewalk construction will be limited to one side of the street until all priority areas have sidewalks in place.
Sidewalks may be constructed close to pedestrian generators, to continue a walk on an existing street, to link areas, or depending on probable future development.
Sidewalks will be constructed along roadways with pedestrian traffic en route to elementary and middle schools within one half (.5) mile and one (1.0) mile of the school as well as along roadways with pedestrian traffic en route to bus stop locations.
Sidewalks will be provided on at least one side of all minor collectors and both sides of arterials and major collectors and also along roadways that are being widened or otherwise improved.
In Community Development Block Grant areas, sidewalks along roadways will be constructed so as to provide neighborhood improvements in targeted areas.
LOCATION OF SIDEWALKS:
Sidewalks shall be placed in the right-of-way, parallel to the street, unless an exception has been permitted to preserve topographical or natural features or to provide visual interest, or unless the applicant shows that an alternative pedestrian system provides safe and convenient circulation.
All subdivisions shall have four-foot-wide concrete sidewalks on both sides of all local and minor collector streets and five-foot-wide sidewalks on all arterial or major collector streets. All sidewalks shall be located within street rights-of-way or approved easements.
Special considerations will be given along roadways where circumstances or changes in development or use warrant construction of sidewalks, also where new park construction entail additional sidewalks.
The City may, at its discretion, construct a sidewalk along any street or roadway it feels is needed and appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. In doing so, the City reserves the right to assess each property owner on a street frontage basis.