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  • Policies
    1. Policy LU-1.2 Infill development

      We prefer new development to take place on existing vacant and underutilized lots where public services and infrastructure are available.

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    2. Policy LU-5.2 Military Influence Overlay

      We require conditional use permits for projects within the Military Influence Overlay that could penetrate the defined floor elevation of the military airspace, or that could encroach upon military operations. We consider how development of roads and infrastructure within the Military Influence Overlay will promote growth that might lead to incompatible land use.

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    3. Policy LU-5.5 Transportation and infrastructure

      We consider military needs for operations and training when planning and improving local and regional transportation and infrastructure systems.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy H-5.2 Local and regional infrastructure

      We support the integrated planning and provision of appropriate infrastructure (including water, sewer, stormwater, and roadways) to create more livable residential environments. This effort will contain:
      • Cooperation with the San Bernardino Local Agency Formation Commission and service providers in service planning
      • Coordination of capital improvement planning efforts with cities and through the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
      • Review minimum improvement standards for rural areas in the update of the County development code
      • Coordination with the Southern California Association of Governments to include transportation improvements into the regional transportation plan

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  • Goals
    1. Goal TM-1 Roadway Capacity

      Unincorporated areas served by roads with capacity that is adequate for residents, businesses, tourists, and emergency services

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    Policies
    1. Policy TM-1.1 Roadway level of service (LOS)

      We require our roadways to be built to achieve the following minimum level of service standards during peak commute periods (typically 7:00-9:00 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM on a weekday):
      • LOS D in the Valley Region
      • LOS D in the Mountain Region
      • LOS C in the North and East Desert Regions

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    2. Policy TM-1.3 Freeways and highways

      We coordinate with Caltrans and regional transportation agencies and support the use of state, federal, and other agency funds to improve freeways and highways.

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    3. Policy TM-1.6 Paved roads

      For any new development for which paved roads are required, we require the developer to construct the roads and we require the establishment of a special funding and financing mechanism to pay for roadway operation, maintenance, and set-aside reserves.

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    4. Policy TM-1.7 Fair share contributions

      We require new development to pay its fair share contribution toward off-site transportation improvements.

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    5. Policy TM-1.8 Emergency access

      When considering new roadway improvement proposals for the CIP or RTP, we consider the provision of adequate emergency access routes along with capacity expansion in unincorporated areas. Among access route improvements, we prioritize those that contribute some funding through a local area funding and financing mechanism.

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    6. Policy TM-1.9 New transportation options

      We support the use of transportation network companies, autonomous vehicles, micro transit, and other emerging transportation options that reduce congestion, minimize land area needed for roadways, create more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets, reduce VMT, or reduce dependence on privately-owned vehicles.

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    7. Policy TM-2.1 Context sensitive approach

      We maintain and periodically update required roadway cross sections that prioritize multi-modal systems inside mobility focus areas (based on community context), and vehicular capacity on roadways outside of mobility focus areas (based on regional context).

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    8. Policy TM-2.3 Concurrent improvements

      We require new development to mitigate project transportation impacts no later than prior to occupancy of the development to ensure transportation improvements are delivered concurrent with future development.

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    9. Policy TM-5.5 Countywide truck routes

      We support SBCTA’s establishment of regional truck routes that efficiently distribute regional truck traffic while minimizing impacts on residents. We support funding through the RTP to build adequate truck route infrastructure.

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    10. Policy TM-5.7 Trucking-intensive businesses

      We require trucking-intensive businesses to pay their fair share of costs to build and maintain adequate roads.

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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps TM-1(A-E) Roadway Network (PDF | WEB)
    2. Policy Maps TM-5 Goods Movement (PDF | WEB)
  • Policies
    1. Policy NR-3.12 Rights-of-way and easements

      We consider reserving portions of rights-of-way and easements found to be unnecessary for the ultimate buildout of roadways or flood control facilities for use as local pedestrian, bicycle, and/or equestrian trails.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HW-3.9 Community-driven improvements

      We provide resources and information to assist unincorporated communities with the implementation of Community Action Guides.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Evaluate the feasibility and potential effectiveness of establishing truck routes to lessen traffic congestion and to reduce damage to roadways, and, if feasible, adopt designated truck routes, establish a program to upgrade truck route roadways, and prohibit truck traffic on non-truck route roads.
      Action Statement D.1

      4.1 Define the challenge and intended outcomes of a truck route plan

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      Action Statement D.2

      4.2 Prepare a truck route plan

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      Action Statement D.3

      4.3 Develop truck route community consensus and strategy

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      Action Statement D.4

      4.4 Establish final truck routes with collaboration and approval by Department of Public Works, County Board of Supervisors, and California Highway Patrol

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      Action Statement D.5

      4.5 Plan and Construct Improvements (Department of Public Works)

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Reduce traffic congestion by improving transit services, roadways and recreational networks for pedestrians and bicyclists, and transit riders.
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate for improved transportation options and reduced automobile traffic through Big Bear City on State Route 18 and State Route 38, which become congested with tourist traffic during peak holiday weekends and seasons. Solutions should be integrated with valley-wide and regional strategies and may include transit improvements, shuttle services, streetscape improvements (including pedestrian and bicycle facilities), marketing, or transportation access guides implemented in coordination with Mountain Transit, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, the City of Big Bear Lake, the California Department of Transportation, the Big Bear Valley Tourism Business Improvement District, and/or other relevant organizations.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the built environment to increase quality of life for residents and businesses
      Action Statement A.1

      Advocate to the County Public Works to maintain county maintained roadways.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Repave existing damaged streets and repaint street markings to improve traffic circulation
      Action Statement D.1

      Repave existing damaged streets and repaint street markings to improve traffic circulation.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Provide a unified downtown area that is active and thriving
      Action Statement A.4

      Construct sidewalks and additional or improved parking, to enhance safety and efficiency in business areas.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Create affordable outdoor recreation activities that capitalize on the natural environment, attract visitors, and provide entertainment for residents while also reducing the associated impacts to the communities
      Action Statement C.2

      Investigate opportunities to establish designated sledding areas with parking to avoid visitors establishing undesignated sledding and parking areas.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve public safety
      Action Statement E.5

      Identify infrastructure improvements that would increase and improve access within and between the communities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve roads and other public infrastructure throughout the community while preserving the desert landscape and rural character
      Action Statement E.4

      Embrace the Complete Streets approach to the construction and operation of the community’s transportation network, balancing the needs of all modes of travel.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the overall safety of the community
      Action Statement A.2

      Coordinate with the County to improve safety issues caused by Route 66 tourism on National Trails Highway by advocating for speed limit reductions, potential road improvements in high crash areas, targeted traffic enforcement, and an education program in conjunction with Route 66 tourism groups to educate tourists on road safety and high-risk behaviors caused by driver inattention or distraction.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve the visibility and access to Helendale from Route 66 and Interstate 15
      Action Statement B.5

      Coordinate with the County to re-evaluate a grade separated crossing at Shadow Mountain Road.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve the local road system for increased safety and function
      Action Statement C.1

      PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED: Coordinate with the County Public Works Department and Caltrans to prioritize local roads in need of improvement, to ensure regular maintenance of the road system, and to increase the safety of the community’s roads

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      Action Statement C.4

      PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED: Coordinate with the County, Caltrans, the school district, and other stakeholders to develop a Safe Routes to School Program for Lucerne Valley children.

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      Action Statement C.5

      Explore desert road development standards that downplay the need for urban street improvements such as street lighting, curb and gutter, and sidewalks except as needed for safety.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT H - Maintain roadway infrastructure and improve traffic flow and vehicle safety within the communities
      Action Statement H.4

      Advocate with the County and Caltrans to regularly maintain public roadways and drainage infrastructure.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Manage and improve open space recreational resources.
      Action Statement B.4

      Construct bike lanes for entire length of Lytle Creek Road.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Enhance communication and cooperation with county, state, and federal institutions; especially Los Angeles County
      Action Statement C.3

      Convene residents and representatives of Los Angeles and San Bernardino County to learn, share concerns, and discuss opportunities to improve services through a possible Memorandum of Understanding between Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County and addressing the emergency road network, coordination of police response, and coordination of emergency operations.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Defend community safety including on roads in the forest
      Action Statement E.2

      Coordinate with San Bernardino County Public Works on traffic calming options in the village.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve public infrastructure
      Action Statement E.1

      Coordinate with Caltrans and the County to pave roads with the next freeway cut.

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      Action Statement E.2

      Identify and increase the number of dedicated roads.

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      Action Statement E.3

      Construct improved Mojave River crossing at Harvard Road.

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      Action Statement E.4

      Construct grade separation for railroad crossing at Fort Cady.

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      Action Statement E.7

      Identify key roads for maintenance and grading.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of life for residents
      Action Statement A.4

      Coordinate with County Public Works and Caltrans to maintain public roads.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Create solutions for pedestrian safety concerns
      Action Statement A.4

      Coordinate with the school district to develop a parking plan and utilize existing parking lots to help address traffic flow and safety.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Advocate to the County Public Works Department to lower the speed limit on National Trails Highway between Polish Lane and Walton Drive.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Advocate to the County Public Works Department to install signage and or road markings for speed reduction at the entrance to Oro Grande on National Trails Highway at Walton Drive.

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      Action Statement A.7

      Collaborate with businesses and advocate to the (County Public Works Department) to study and install on-street parking between Antique Station and Oro Grande Market on National Trails Highway.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Enhance public safety by improving communication and coordination with law enforcement.
      Action Statement D.5

      Enhance the enforcement programs for illegal use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public and private roads.

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      Action Statement D.6

      Educate off-highway vehicles (OHV) enthusiasts on local OHV trails and area to keep sand rails and OHVs off private roads.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Improve traffic flow and vehicular safety
      Action Statement G.1

      Install arterial roadway improvements with asphalt paving, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks.

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      Action Statement G.2

      Investigate traffic safety at major intersections and in areas susceptible to vehicle/pedestrian conflict in conjunction with a Safe Routes to School Program.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of the community to enhance the quality of life for citizens
      Action Statement A.4

      Advocate to the County Public Works Department for road maintenance on County-maintained roads.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve transportation options and road conditions in Homestead Valley
      Action Statement D.4

      Improve roadways in Homestead Valley to meet the needs of community members and visitors while preserving the desert landscape and rural character.*

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve the historic western themed rural lifestyle
      Action Statement A.3

      Keep dirt roads in the community.

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