Manatee County Government Administrative Center Fourth Floor, Manatee Room 9:00 a.m. - January 5, 2016
January 5, 2016 - Work Session
Agenda Item #2

Complete Streets Section to Public Works Highway & Traffic Standards Manual


Contact and/or Presenter Information


   John Osborne, AICP, Planning Official, 941-748-4501 ext. 6825


   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested
This is a work session no action is required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion
  • As part of the on-going efforts to amend and update the County's land development regulations and Public Works Engineering Standards Manuals, the County retained the services of Consultant (Littlejohn) to provide proposed amendments to the land development regulations and Public Works Engineering Standards Manuals.
  • Proposed is a new "complete  streets" section (see attached) for Highway & Traffic Standards Manual.
  • This new section will provide greater flexibility in roadway design for improved consistency with the surrounding built environment.
  • Currently, there are only two roadway cross sections in the existing manual. However, roadway design should vary by traffic volumes, bike, pedestrian and transit activity, and the context of the community is traverses. This new section of the manual will provide greater flexibility and guidance for the County in the design of its capital projects. It will also provide guidance to private development for their own implementation of complete streets. Complete streets implementation by the development community for their projects is optional.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Complete Streets Section_v16_CLEAN.pdf
Attachment:  Complete Streets - Slide Presentation.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - Complete Streets.pdf