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File #: 17-789    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 11/21/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/11/2017 Final action:
Title: Approval of the first reading of an ordinance revising the school speed zone at Lone Star Early Childhood Center.
Attachments: 1. 2017-12-11 Ordinance - Lone Star School Zone, 2. 2017-11 Sec 126-136 Redlines, 3. Lone Star map
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Presenter/Contact
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Garry Ford, City Engineer
Contact Info
(830) 221-4020 - gford@nbtexas.org

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Approval of the first reading of an ordinance revising the school speed zone at Lone Star Early Childhood Center.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Council District: 1

Staff is conducting a review of the school speed zones for the existing schools in the city. As a result of this review, changes are proposed for Lone Star Early Childhood Center, as well as removing two existing locations that are not a part of a school speed zone.

A school zone is a section of roadway adjacent to a school or a school crosswalk where signs designating a school are present. A school speed zone is a special reduced speed zone for schools allowed by ordinance and defined by school speed signs. Ideally, school speed zones should be kept short to enhance driver compliance. School speed zones are intended for pedestrian safety and not to facilitate vehicle movements. The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD) provides guidance that the point of a school speed zone should be at least 200 feet in advance of a school crossing if the school speed limit is less than 30 mph.

Lone Star Early Childhood Center is bordered by an existing school speed zone on all four sides. There are marked crosswalks on N. Lone Star Avenue, S. Lone Star Avenue, W. San Antonio Street, and S. Hidalgo Avenue. The changes proposed for the school speed zone locations are to adjust the distance covered by the school speed zone to the school crossing locations to be consistent with the TMUTCD guidance of at least 200 feet in advance of the school crossing locations, which is consistent with the existing school speed zone signs. The school speed zone locations on N. Lone Star Avenue, W. San Antonio Street near the intersection with S. Lone Star Avenue, and N. Hidalgo Avenue will be extended and W. San Antonio Street near the intersection with Concepcion Avenue and ...

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