Founder/Executive Director of @BicycleSynergy, think tanker, conservationist (ask me what I mean), guest blogger for @WABikes. Personal acct & views are my own.
Oct 19, 2022 • 10 tweets • 7 min read
I’m trying to understand a situation, accurately and more comprehensively, after listening to what Welch Comer presented to the #PullmanCityCouncil, last night about the @City_of_Pullman’s Main Street Redesign aka Project Downtown Pullman.
@dongho_chang or anybody else that knows, Is there a LOS requirement for 🚗 on the NHS (e.g., Grand Avenue/State Route 27, within the Pullman city limits in Washington state)? If yes, is there an LOS requirement for people walking/cycling/rolling? Is LOS desire-based or required?
Thanks anyways! Think I found my answer in the linked @USDOTFHWA Memorandum:
“Although States may adopt LOS standards in their design manuals, FHWA does not have regulations or policies that require specific minimum LOS values for projects on the NHS.”
I observed/listened in on today’s @City_of_Pullman Hearing Examiner (Andy Kottkamp) meeting, which included two public hearings. I was very impressed with his written decision on a previous & contentious matter, so I want to learn more about his style, analysis, etc.
At one point, AK said he doesn’t believe he has the authority to waive requirements for the variance & then asked the @City_of_Pullman’s Assistant City Planner Jason Radtke for the basis of his support on the application.