Reasons for Exemption
The proposed sidewalk project is designed consistent with the City of Reedley Standard Specifications and Standard Drawings. The proposed sidewalk project includes modification of existing street facilities (curb ramps) and installs new sidewalk facilities on an existing street, which would not create additional automobile lanes and would instead provide a safe path of travel for pedestrians which could encourage walking.
The proposed roadway project is consistent with the 2030 General Plan Update, Chapter 3, Circulation Element, Figure 3.1 – Circulation Diagram, the purpose of which is to provide a surface transportation system for the general welfare of the community. The segments of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Sunset and Columbia Avenues within the limits of this project are “local” streets, the purpose of which is to provide mobility with access to “collectors”, “arterials”, some “local” streets and major traffic generators. The project occurs in the city limits of Reedley and is on an affected area that is less than five acres with no habitat for endangered species on the site. The project site is existing streets in a residential area, which has a high level of disturbance within, and adjacent to the project area, therefore it lacks suitable habitat for endangered species. The project would be required to comply with general plan policies and mitigation measures addressed in the Reedley General Plan 2030 Program EIR (SCH# 2010031106), which would determine that the project would not result in any significant effects related to traffic, noise, air quality or water quality.