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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 17.04 Division I Traffic and Transportation Administrator

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DIVISION I. TRAFFIC CODE

Chapter 17.04
Traffic and Transportation Administrator

Sections:

17.04.010 Traffic and transportation division established--Administrator appointed.
17.04.020 Powers and duties--Generally.
17.04.030 Powers and duties--Highway, transit and parking planning.
17.04.040 Powers and duties--Design preparation.
17.04.050 Powers and duties--Research and education.
17.04.060 Powers and duties--Transportation studies.
17.04.070 Powers and duties--Transportation alternatives.
17.04.080 Appointment of assistants.
17.04.090 Authority to establish traffic regulations.

Cases:

Ordinance authorizing the Director of Streets to install barricades to effect the closing and/or diverting of traffic at certain intersections was not an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power, did not constitute a nuisance per se, and did not conflict with state law prohibiting traffic obstructions. State ex rel. Schmitz v. City of St. Louis, 551 S.W. 2d 848 (1977).

17.04.010 Traffic and transportation division established--Administrator appointed.

There is established in the department of streets a division known as the traffic and transportation division. The director of streets shall appoint a traffic and transportation administrator who shall be an engineer having such qualifications as may be prescribed by the department of personnel.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.010.)

17.04.020 Powers and duties--Generally.

The traffic and transportation administrator shall be the head of the traffic and transportation division. He shall install, operate and maintain all traffic signals, signs and markings, and shall determine and designate their character, location and use. He may remove or otherwise change all such traffic signals, signs and markings. He shall investigate, receive and file police traffic accident reports, conduct engineering analysis of such accidents, and devise methods for their prevention. He shall have the authority within the limits of the funds at his disposal to coordinate traffic activities, to carry on educational activities in traffic matters, to supervise the preparation and publication of traffic reports, to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters and to recommend to the board of aldermen, chief of police and other city officials ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations. He shall provide a surveillance of the street system through the use of inventories and operational studies. These studies shall include but not be limited to capacity analysis of streets, on-street and off-street parking facilities, and location and condition of traffic control devices; evaluation of vehicular and pedestrian volumes, parking space usage, travel time, speed studies, traffic accidents, and origin-destination studies.
(Ord. 56831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.020 (part).)

17.04.030 Powers and duties--Highway, transit and parking planning.

The traffic and transportation administrator shall be instrumental in developing plans and evaluating operational aspects for new street and highway locations, off-street parking facilities and transit operations.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.020 (part).)

17.04.040 Powers and duties--Design preparation.

The traffic and transportation administrator shall be responsible for preparation of specifications, standards and designs for traffic control equipment and installation; review of street design with respect to alignment cross-section, access control, sight distance, intersection and interchange layout; redesign of intersections to increase safety and capacity, review of plans by private developers with respect to traffic flow patterns, land use, access control and driveway locations; and preparation of design criteria for different levels of demand.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.020 (part).)

17.04.050 Powers and duties--Research and education.

The traffic and transportation administrator shall be responsible for continued research with respect to new techniques and materials in the line of traffic controls. He shall develop and coordinate educational programs for motorists and pedestrian safety. He shall also prepare reports pertaining to traffic functions and investigate complaints from citizens and public officials.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.020 (part).)

17.04.060 Powers and duties--Transportation studies.

The traffic and transportation administrator shall perform inventory studies concerning present transportation system, travel patterns, land use, parking, population density and economic activity. This inventory may include the physical and operational aspects of all modes of transportation.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.020 (part).)

17.04.070 Powers and duties--Transportation alternatives.

The traffic and transportation administrator shall formulate alternatives with respect to transportation system and land use plans. He shall evaluate the alternatives in terms of system performance, effect on community environment and cost-benefit ratios.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.020 (part).)

17.04.080 Appointment of assistants.

The traffic and transportation administrator shall appoint such inspectors, clerks, traffic engineers and other assistants as necessary to perform the duties of his office, provided he has sufficient funds available. All such employees shall have the qualifications prescribed by the department of personnel.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.020 (part).)

17.04.090 Authority to establish traffic regulations.

The traffic and transportation administrator is hereby authorized and empowered to establish reasonable regulations governing traffic in case of emergency or special conditions, when, in the opinion of the traffic and transportation administrator, public safety, convenience and expedition of traffic may demand, such regulations shall be effective for the period of the duration of such emergency or special condition and no longer.
(Ord. 57831 1 (part), 1979: 1960 C. 821.030.)

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