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  • Policies
    1. 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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    2. 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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    1. Policy H-2.6 Critical infrastructure

      We ensure that the efficient provision of critical infrastructure accompanies residential development and the building of complete communities, and ensure that the costs are fairly apportioned to the development community.

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    2. Policy H-3.1 Public Services, amenities, and safety

      We support the provision of adequate and fiscally sustainable public services, infrastructure, open space, non-motorized transportation routes, and public safety for neighborhoods in the unincorporated area.

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    3. 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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    4. Policy D/H-1.2 Rural-scale infrastructure

      We discourage urban-scale infrastructure improvements (e.g., such as curbs, gutters, and street lighting) for different communities in the Desert Region in cases where public health, safety, and welfare are not endangered.

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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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    2. Goal TM-2 Road Design Standards

      Roads designed and built to standards in the unincorporated areas that reflect the rural, suburban, and urban context as well as the regional (valley, mountain, and desert) context

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    3. Goal TM-3 Vehicle Miles Traveled

      A pattern of development and transportation system that minimizes vehicle miles traveled

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    4. Goal TM-4 Complete Streets, Transit, and Active Transportation

      On- and off-street improvements that provide functional alternatives to private car usage and promote active transportation in mobility focus areas

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    5. Goal TM-5 Goods Movement

      A road, rail, and air transportation system that supports the logistics industry and minimizes congestion in unincorporated areas.

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    6. TM-6 Airports

      A network of local and regional airports that meet regional and local aviation needs.

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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-1.2 Interjurisdictional roadway consistency

      We promote consistent cross-sections along roads traversing incorporated and unincorporated areas.

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    3. 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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    4. Policy TM-1.4 Unpaved roadways

      The County does not accept new unpaved roads into the County Maintained Road System, and we require all-weather treatment for all new unpaved roads.

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    5. Policy TM-1.5 Upgrading unpaved roads

      We support the paving of unpaved roads when funding is contributed through a local area funding and financing mechanism.

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. Policy TM-2.2 Roadway improvements

      We require roadway improvements that reinforce the character of the area, such as curbs and gutters, sidewalks, landscaping, street lighting, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities. We require fewer improvements in rural areas and more improvements in urbanized areas, consistent with the Development Code. Additional standards may be required in municipal spheres of influence.

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    12. 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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    13. Policy TM-2.4 Atypical intersection controls

      We allow the use of atypical intersection concepts such as roundabouts when they improve traffic flow and safety compared to conventional intersection controls.

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    14. Policy TM-2.5 Context-based features

      When making road improvements, we provide feasible, context-based transportation features such as:
      • Chain installation and inspection areas in the Mountain Region
      • Slow-vehicle turnouts on roadways with steep grades
      • Limited on-street parking areas to serve snow-plow or emergency services
      • Passing lanes in rural areas
      • Vista areas along scenic routes

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    15. Policy TM-2.6 Access control

      We promote shared/central access points for direct access to roads in unincorporated areas to minimize vehicle conflict points and improve safety, especially access points for commercial uses on adjacent properties.

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    16. Policy TM-3.1 VMT reduction

      We promote new development that will reduce household and employment VMT relative to existing conditions.

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    17. Policy TM-3.2 Trip reduction strategies

      We support the implementation of transportation demand management techniques, mixed use strategies, and the placement of development in proximity to job and activity centers to reduce the number and length of vehicular trips.

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    18. Policy TM-3.3 First mile/last mile connectivity

      We support strategies that strengthen first/last mile connectivity to enhance the viability and expand the utility of public transit in unincorporated areas and countywide.

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    19. Policy TM-4.1 Complete streets network

      We maintain a network of complete streets within mobility focus areas that provide for the mobility of all users of all ages and all abilities, while reflecting the local context.

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    20. Policy TM-4.2 Complete streets improvements

      We evaluate the feasibility of installing elements of complete street improvements when planning roadway improvements in mobility focus areas, and we require new development to contribute to complete street improvements in mobility focus areas. In evaluating complete street improvements, we prioritize those in mobility focus areas that are within unincorporated environmental justice focus areas.

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    21. Policy TM-4.3 Funding

      We partner with SBCTA, Caltrans, and local agencies to fund active transportation systems in the county. We encourage unincorporated communities to apply for funding and cooperate with them in their funding applications for active transportation improvements that are identified in a non-motorized transportation plan that is accepted or adopted by the County.

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    22. Policy TM-4.4 Transit access for residents in unincorporated areas

      We support and work with local transit agencies to generate a public transportation system, with fixed routes and on-demand service, that provide residents of unincorporated areas with access to jobs, public services, shopping, and entertainment throughout the county.

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    23. Policy TM-4.5 Transit access to job centers and tourist destinations

      We support and work with local transit agencies to generate public transportation systems that provide access to job centers and reduce congestion in tourist destinations in unincorporated areas.

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    24. Policy TM-4.6 Transit access to public service, health, and wellness

      In unincorporated areas where public transit is available, we prefer new public and behavioral health facilities, other public facilities and services, education facilities, grocery stores, and pharmacies to be located within one-half mile of a public transit stop. We encourage and plan to locate new County health and wellness facilities within one-half mile of a public transit stop in incorporated jurisdictions. We encourage public K-12 education and court facilities to be located within one-half mile of public transit.

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    25. Policy TM-4.7 Regional bicycle network

      We work with SBCTA and other local agencies to develop and maintain a regional backbone bicycle network.

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    26. Policy TM-4.8 Local bicycle and pedestrian networks

      We support local bike and pedestrian facilities that serve unincorporated areas, connect to facilities in adjacent incorporated areas, and connect to regional trails. We prioritize bicycle and pedestrian network improvements that provide safe and continuous pedestrian and bicycle access to mobility focus areas, schools, parks, and major transit stops.

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    27. Policy TM-4.9 Bike and pedestrian safety

      We promote pedestrian and bicyclist safety by providing separated pedestrian and bike crossings when we construct or improve bridges over highways, freeways, rail facilities, and flood control areas. We monitor pedestrian and bicycle traffic accidents and promote safety improvements in unincorporated high-accident areas.

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    28. Policy TM-4.10 Shared parking

      We support the use of shared parking facilities that provide safe and convenient pedestrian connectivity between adjacent uses.

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    29. Policy TM-4.11 Parking areas

      We require publicly accessible parking areas to ensure that pedestrians and bicyclists can safely access the site and onsite businesses from the public right-of-way.

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    30. Policy TM-5.1 Efficient and sustainable goods movement network

      We advocate for the maintenance of a goods movement system in southern California that is efficient and sustainable and that prioritizes public health through the use of zero‐emission equipment and infrastructure.

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    31. Policy TM-5.2 Intermodal facility

      We support the development of an intermodal facility in connection with the Southern California Logistics Airport.

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    32. Policy TM-5.3 High Desert Corridor

      We support the development of the High Desert Corridor to improve the regional goods movement network and foster economic development in the North Desert region.

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    33. Policy TM-5.4 Grade separations

      We support grade separations to reduce conflicts between rail facilities and roadways, subject to available funding.

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    34. 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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    35. Policy TM-5.6 Unincorporated truck routes

      We establish local truck routes in unincorporated areas to efficiently funnel truck traffic to freeways while minimizing impacts on residents. We establish routes where trucks are prohibited in unincorporated environmental justice focus areas and to avoid overlaps or conflicts with safe routes to schools.

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    36. 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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    37. Policy TM-6.1 Local airports

      We maintain County airports and coordinate with other local airports to provide general aviation services to residents and businesses throughout the county.

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    38. Policy TM-6.2 Economic potential

      We seek to maximize the economic development potential of County airports.

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    39. Policy TM-6.3 Regional airports

      We advocate for expanded passenger and cargo service at regional airports.

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    40. Policy TM-6.4 Airport land use compatibility

      We require proposed development in unincorporated areas to be consistent with applicable airport master plans, airport safety review areas, and military air installation compatible use zones. We may support proposed development in the influence area of County airports only when they are consistent with applicable airport master plans.

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    41. Policy TM-6.5 Coordination on airport planning

      We collaborate with FAA, military installations, Caltrans Division of Aeronautics, airport owners, neighboring jurisdictions, and other stakeholders in the preparation, update, and maintenance of airport-related plans.

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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps TM-1(A-E) Roadway Network (PDF | WEB)
    2. Policy Maps TM-2 Transit Network (PDF | WEB)
    3. Policy Maps TM-3 Mobility Focus Areas (PDF | WEB)
    4. Policy Maps TM-4 SBCTA Bicycle Plan (PDF | WEB)
    5. Policy Maps TM-5 Goods Movement (PDF | WEB)
    6. Policy Maps TM-6 Airports (PDF | WEB)
  • Policies
    1. Policy NR-1.1 Land use

      We promote compact and transit-oriented development countywide and regulate the types and locations of development in unincorporated areas to minimize vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions.

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    2. 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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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps NR-3 Scenic Routes & Highways (PDF | WEB)
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    1. Policy HW-3.1 Healthy environments

      We collaborate with other public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, and private developers to improve the physical and built environment in which people live. We do so by improving such things as walkability, bicycle infrastructure, transit facilities, universal design, safe routes to school, indoor and outdoor air quality, gardens, green space and open space, and access to parks and recreation amenities.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HZ-2.4 Truck routes for hazardous materials

      We designate truck routes for the transportation of hazardous materials through unincorporated areas and prohibit routes that pass through residential neighborhoods to the maximum extent feasible.

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    2. Policy HZ-2.6 Coordination with transportation authorities

      We collaborate with airport owners, FAA, Caltrans, SBCTA, SCAG, neighboring jurisdictions, and other transportation providers in the preparation and maintenance of, and updates to transportation-related plans and projects to minimize noise impacts and provide appropriate mitigation measures.

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    3. Policy HZ-3.1 Health Risk Assessment

      We require projects processed by the County to provide a health risk assessment when a project could potentially increase the incremental cancer risk by 10 in 1 million or more in unincorporated environmental justice focus areas, and we require such assessments to evaluate impacts of truck traffic from the project to freeways. We establish appropriate mitigation prior to the approval of new construction, rehabilitation, or expansion permits.

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    4. Policy HZ-3.9 Public improvements and services

      In directing discretionary investments in County provided public facilities, infrastructure, and services in unincorporated communities, we prioritize investments that also address environmental conditions identified in the Hazard Element tables.

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    5. Policy HZ-3.12 Barriers to physical activity

      We prioritize identification of appropriate remedies to improve and remove, where feasible, barriers to outdoor physical activity, such as inadequate infrastructure, when doing County projects in environmental justice focus areas, with particular emphasis in addressing the types of health and mobility issues identified in the Hazard Element tables.

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    6. Policy HZ-3.13 Safe routes to school

      We work with our regional transportation authority, school districts and local law enforcement to ensure that schools have safe walking and bicycling routes to school. In applying for Safe Routes to School grants, we will prioritize schools that are either located in the environmental justice focus areas, or serve children residing in environmental justice focus areas.

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    7. Policy HZ-3.14 Community desired improvements

      We assist unincorporated environmental justice focus areas to identify ways in which they might establish special funding and financing mechanisms to provide community‐desired public facilities and services, recreational facilities, sidewalks and bike trails, and access to fresh and healthy food.

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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 A - Improve the quality of our built environment to enhance community health, safety, neighborhood character, and the image of our business corridors.
      Action Statement A.6

      Construct improved bus stops with permanent and accessible benches and shelters in order to improve comfort and safety for bus riders, in partnership with Mountain Transit and local organizations such as the Community Services District, community service organizations, and local businesses.

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    2. 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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      Action Statement B.2

      IN PROCESS: Advocate for implementation of the Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan in collaboration with partners such as the City of Big Bear Lake, County of San Bernardino Public Works, the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, and the Southern California Mountains Foundation and under the leadership of the Big Bear Valley Trails Coordinator.

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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 C - Improve community resources available to Baker residents.
      Action Statement C.3

      Work with transit providers such as Barstow Area Transit/Victor Valley Transit Authority to develop a fixed-route or dial-a-ride transit services between Baker and Barstow, including service between Baker and Barstow Community College to provide access to school and jobs.

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    2. 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 B - Enhance pedestrian safety and mobility along Mentone Boulevard (Highway 38).
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate and collaborate with Caltrans to develop a master plan for signage, striping, and lighting along Highway 38 that enhances public safety and pedestrian connectivity.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Identify and advocate for improvements along major roadways in Mentone that are impacted by development activities outside of the community.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Coordinate with local transit agencies to increase mobility in the community through improved transit services.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Enhance and expand connectivity to regional open space and recreational areas.
      Action Statement D.1

      Establish a non-vehicular mobility plan to advocate for additional bike paths and pedestrian paths that connect to existing and proposed regional trail networks.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Increase road and traffic safety
      Action Statement C.3

      Coordinate with Caltrans on future safety needs and improvements.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Advocate with Caltrans to install crosswalks with signaling on Highway 38 where children cross from school buses.

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      Action Statement C.6

      Construct signs directing hikers and tourists to appropriate parking areas.

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

      Provide additional public amenities such as restrooms, seating areas, open space areas, and lighted pedestrian paths, walkways, and crosswalks in the Lake Drive area.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Install improved lighting in public spaces to promote activity and deter crime.

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      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 B - Develop and improve parks and recreational facilities and services for all ages
      Action Statement B.3

      IN PROCESS: Identify opportunities to incorporate bike trails within the communities.* *The Rim of the World Active Transportation Plan was adopted in March 2018.

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    3. 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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    4. 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 B - Support opportunities to promote traffic mitigation efforts and road improvements for residents.
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate to Public Works for traffic study and specific plan for improved circulation and transportation routes.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Collaborate with Public Works to implement traffic calming measures such as speed limits, speed bumps and/or traffic circles.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Develop and improve existing amenities and programming to promote community revitalization.
      Action Statement C.3

      Advocate for creation of multi-use trail(s), bike lanes, and sidewalk improvements.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Become a model gateway community to Joshua Tree National Park
      Action Statement C.5

      Partner with SBCTA and Caltrans to advocate and seek funding for pedestrian and parking enhancements to provide a safer environment for residents and visitors on Twentynine Palms Highway (SR 62), in particular, through downtown Joshua Tree.

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      Action Statement C.6

      Construct a lighted crosswalk at the intersection of Twentynine Palms highway and Sunset Road.

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      Action Statement C.7

      Construct pedestrian refuge areas at key intersections to aid pedestrians crossing Twentynine Palms Highway.

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

      Design a trail system for both bicycles and pedestrians, connecting the downtown with surrounding open space and communities.

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      Action Statement E.3

      Encourage rapid maintenance of key roadways immediately following storm events.

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      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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      Action Statement E.5

      Manage off-highway vehicle (OHV) use within the community boundaries through creation of an educational campaign to better educate OHV users on existing laws and legal use of their vehicles.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Improve the delivery of essential services to the community
      Action Statement F.3

      Collaborate with the Morongo Basin Transit Authority to improve bus routing.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve public and equestrian safety within Muscoy
      Action Statement C.4

      Establish a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

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      Action Statement C.5

      Identify existing and potential horse and pedestrian trails with a community-sponsored wayfinding program.

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      Action Statement C.6

      Construct traffic calming measures on State Street and major arterials.

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

      Coordinate with the County to design walkable routes to local schools, Helendale Community Park, and Silver Lakes’ parks to improve pedestrian safety.

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      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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      Action Statement A.4

      Construct sidewalks along Helendale Road and Shadow Mountain Road.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Enhance the bridge across the Mojave River on Vista Road to meet minimum ADA criteria for pedestrian access.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve the visibility and access to Helendale from Route 66 and Interstate 15
      Action Statement B.1

      Coordinate with the County to design a corridor plan for National Trails Highway that improves aesthetics, provides wayfinding and addresses safety from Oro Grande through Helendale.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Coordinate with the County to re-evaluate an alternative access to Helendale from Wild Road or Shadow Mountain Road.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Advocate for the County to re-evaluate an access strategy from Helendale to Interstate 15.

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      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.2

      Partner with the Lucerne Valley & Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council on a project to install new and more readable street name signs throughout the communities.

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      Action Statement C.3

      IN PROCESS: Continue efforts to designate California State Highway 247/Old Woman Springs Road declared a Scenic Highway.

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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 B - Reduce the impacts associated with seasonal visitors and tourist activities
      Action Statement B.7

      Provide centralized parking with shuttles and pedestrian paths that connect key commercial recreational activity areas to reduce vehicle use and trips.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve mobility and reduce vehicle trips through the development of multi-purpose trails that connect key nodes/activity areas within and between the communities
      Action Statement C.3

      PLAN ADOPTED 2018: Coordinate with the Rim of the World Recreation & Park District to implement the Active Transportation Plan.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve and enhance the unique environmental features of the Lake Arrowhead Communities and surrounding areas
      Action Statement A.3

      Coordinate with Caltrans to identify opportunities to provide tunnels and wildlife corridors under or over roadways as well as incorporating requirements as part of the development review process.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Improve public safety within the Lake Arrowhead communities
      Action Statement G.6

      Advocate and coordinate with the County and emergency service providers to create better maps and directional street signs/markings to assist emergency drivers in navigating the communities.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT H - Maintain roadway infrastructure and improve traffic flow and vehicle safety within the communities
      Action Statement H.2

      Identify opportunities to improve safety and maintenance of private roads.

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      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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Retain natural beauty of community.
      Action Statement C.5

      Research the designation of Lytle Creek Road as a State Scenic Highway.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase resident and community safety
      Action Statement D.4

      Improve fire truck ingress and egress for each neighborhood.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Encourage community education, outreach and concierge service
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish a web-based information concierge and how-to toolkit service that provides accurate and up-to-date information for residents covering a wide variety of topics such as public transportation, health, building and safety, wells, fire codes, group homes, etc. The site can guide users to obtain permits, participate in programs, solve related problems, or take other types of actions to improve the community.

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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.2

      Coordinate with San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE) to identify appropriate locations for call boxes along Mt Baldy Road and, if viable locations exist, plan for installation.

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      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.1

      Meet with City of Glendora, County of Los Angeles County, California Highway Patrol, and the United States Forest Service (USFS) to discuss conditions of Glendora Ridge Road and Glendora Mountain Road to consider how and when to close the roadways during adverse conditions or to permanently close the road for exclusive use by non-motorized pedestrian and bicycle users.

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      Action Statement E.2

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

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      Action Statement E.4

      Work with San Bernardino County Public Works to identify areas for delineated on-street parking on roadways to improve safety.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public safety; EMS, fire and sheriff.
      Action Statement B.6

      Construct access across the Mojave River at Harvard Street for emergency service calls.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide for a stable economy focusing on economic development, eco-tourism and Route 66 tourism
      Action Statement C.5

      Coordinate a comprehensive review of zoning and circulation.

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      Action Statement C.6

      Develop an airport re-use plan that would include the potential for industrial development.

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    3. 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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      Action Statement A.6

      Improve public transportation options for the area.

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

      Advocate to the County and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) to work toward identifying a location and constructing a safe pedestrian railroad crossing to connect the community.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Collaborate with Community Service Area (CSA 42) and Special Districts to install additional lighting on National Trails Highway through Oro Grande.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Coordinate with the Oro Grande School District to add crossing guards at State Street and Olive Street and 3rd Street.

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      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 E - Create or provide a cost-effective approach to developing equestrian trails and trails for non-motorized vehicles.
      Action Statement E.2

      Protect and develop equestrian, walking, bicycle, and multi-use trails using dedicated easements (utility and drainage) or connecting to existing destinations (e.g. parks, trails, etc.).

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    3. 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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      Action Statement A.5

      Improve public transportation in the community.

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

      IN PROCESS: Achieve Scenic Highway designation for State Route 247.

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      Action Statement D.2

      Partner with Caltrans and the County on a project to install new and more readable street name signs and street markings to improve navigation and restore degraded existing street signs and markings as needed.*

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      Action Statement D.3

      Collaborate with the Morongo Basin Transit Authority to improve transit in Homestead Valley, including new or extended routes, increases in bus frequency, and longer operating hours as appropriate.

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      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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Grow the local economy in a manner consistent with the rural character of Homestead Valley
      Action Statement E.3

      In partnership with surrounding communities and landowners, establish trails for off-highway vehicles (OHVs). Promote and encourage the responsible use of OHVs through signs, amenities, and educational campaigns while advocating with local and federal agencies to prohibit OHV use that threatens sensitive natural environments or local quality of life.*

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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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the delivery of essential services to the community
      Action Statement A.4

      Advocate to the Morongo Basin Transit Authority to add transit service to Wonder Valley locations.

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