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The purpose of this chapter is to set forth specific standards providing for city compliance with the concurrency requirements of the state Growth Management Act (GMA) and for consistency between city and countywide planning policies under the GMA. GMA requires that transportation improvements or strategies to accommodate the traffic impacts of development be provided concurrently with development to handle the increased traffic projected to result from growth and development in the city and region. Responding to the changing framework of the future of transportation, these standards ensure compliance through the inclusion of:

A. Roadway standards that balance congestion management with land use and urban design objectives;

B. Mobility management areas with long-range objectives and shorter-term standards tailored to each area’s characteristics and needs;

C. Level-of-service standards for each mobility management area, to include reflection of other available mobility options; adjustment of level of service standards where appropriate; interim standards for specific areas until completion of interlocal negotiations; consideration of trips crossing mobility management area boundaries; use of area-average method of evaluating roadway system adequacy, and use of an averaged two-hour p.m. peak period representing extended high trip volume periods. (Ord. 5883 § 1, 2009; Ord. 5081 § 1, 1998; Ord. 4606 § 2, 1993.)