Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 8 – 48 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 Article 8.11. Transit Infrastructure Sec. 8.11.1. General Provisions A. Intent In order to maintain and improve access to the local and regional transit systems, development subject to site plan review per Sec. 10.2.8. and located along existing or planned transit routes is required to provide for new transit amenity infrastructure. The required improvements may include a transit easement, shelter, bench or other amenities as described in Sec. 8.11.3 . B. Applicability 1. Where a site plan is proposed on lots with frontage on an existing near-term planned or long-term planned transit route the requirements of this Article shall apply. 2. The type, quantity and location of transit infrastructure to be provided are based upon trip generation rate of the proposed development. When a suitable location for the transit stop cannot be provided on-site due to physical constraints, a fee in lieu of construction shall be paid to the City for the design and construction of a comparable stop location nearby. Physical constraints are defined as: a. Steep slopes in excess of 15%; b. Potential intersection or driveway sight distance conflicts; or, c. The proposed location poses an unsafe condition for the transit system, motor vehicles, or pedestrians. C. Land Use and Daily Trips Accepted trip generation standards will be analyzed to determine whether or not dedication or installation of a transit stop and associated infrastructure shall be required. These standards are a function of land use, size of building or use and total daily site trips. This determination will be made pursuant to Sec. 8.11.3 . D. Operational Considerations A transit stop will be constructed on-site when it facilitates the efficient and safe operation of the transit service and allows for safe vehicular and pedestrian movements. Sec. 8.11.2. Requirement Thresholds A. Transit infrastructure, in accordance with Sec. 8.11.3 ., is required when all of the following conditions are present: 1. The site has frontage along an existing public transit route operated either by a public transit agency, or the site has frontage along a planned transit route as illustrated in the City's adopted Comprehensive Plan; and 2. The site will generate a minimum of 500 daily vehicular trips as calculated per the current edition of the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Trip Generation Handbook. 3. If site development generates a minimum of 2,500 daily vehicular trips as calculated per the current edition of the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Trip General Handbook, and the site has frontage on more than one public street and is served by more than one public transit, two transit stops with infrastructure will be required. B. A new transit stop shall not be required if an existing transit stop is within a walking distance of 1,320 feet and located on the same side of the street with the same facilities that a new transit stop would be required to provide. This exemption shall not be allowed for site plans that serve a hospital, senior housing, life care community or congregate care facility. Sec. 8.11.3. Determining the Required Transit Infrastructure When the provisions of Sec. 8.11.1.B. are met, the following transit infrastructure will be required. The infrastructure elements shall meet the typical specifications as shown in the Raleigh Street Design Manual. A. Transit Easement When the transit stop is located outside of the right-of-way, a permanent 15' x 20' transit easement dedicated to the City of Raleigh shall be required on the development site. B. Landing Pad A concrete pad is required in all cases between the public sidewalk and the back of curb. The minimum width of the landing pad requirement for a transit stop (the area from which passengers board the bus and onto which passengers alight from the bus) is 30 feet. Landing pads shall fill the entire depth between the back of the curb and the public sidewalk. In cases where CHAPTER 8. ​SUBDIVISION & SITE PLAN STANDARDS | Article 8.11. Transit Infrastructure Sec. 8.11.1. General Provisions