October 15, 2002
I am the traffic engineer for a city of 185,000 in California. I request that
you reconsider the following proposed regulations:
The width of curbs should not be excluded from the 48 inch measurement.
Reducing the assumed pedestrian crossing speed would have great societal costs
in air pollution and safety because of unnecessary vehicle idling, and
congestion related crashes.
1105.7 Signalization of turning lanes should not be mandated because of societal
impacts on air pollution and safety.
1106 Accessible pedestrian signals should not be mandated.
1102.14 On Street disabled parking stalls should not be mandated.
City of Oxnard