Transportation Policies for the Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan

This survey was created by Keep Sedona Beautiful, and is intended to give residents of Yavapai County an opportunity to express their opinions and indicate their priorities regarding the “Transportation Element” of the update to the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
 
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By law the County must include a section in their Comprehensive Plan addressing transportation, which they refer to as ‘circulation’. The law states that the Comprehensive Plan must document how the County will “Make automobile, transit and other multimodal circulation more efficient, make infrastructure expansion more economical and provide for a rational pattern of land development.

While this anonymous survey has been devised by Keep Sedona Beautiful, the results will be shared with Yavapai County.  This is not a County survey.

Read each item carefully and mark your response based on the choices shown. Completing this anonymous survey should take you no more than 10-15 minutes.

For some items, we have included a link to a web page that may help clarify a term used.

Do not take this survey unless you are a resident of Yavapai County.

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* 1. Transportation planning in Yavapai County should emphasize a shift to all-electric vehicles.

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* 2. The County should aggressively support transitioning away from a fossil fuel infrastructure to promoting installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public and private transport.

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* 3. The County should pursue county-wide, inter-city mass transit to reduce single-passenger vehicle use.

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* 4. The County should promote park-and-ride infrastructure, ride-sharing businesses, van transport and a bus transit system based on a growing electric vehicle (EV) support system.

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* 5. The County should develop a strategic plan to link ride-sharing, rural on-demand transit vans and commuter bus service to regional employment centers and services.

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* 6. The County should seek funding from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and other funding sources to improve public transit.

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* 7. The County should start transitioning the County vehicle fleet to all-electric.

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* 8. Shared-use pathways for non-motorized use should be constructed separate from roadways to ensure public safety and encourage alternatives to vehicular traffic.

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* 9. The County should encourage and incent developers to promote walking and bicycle riding to and from shopping and services in new projects.

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* 10. Non-toxic treatments to reduce dust on unpaved roads should be applied where dust creates problems for residents, vegetation and wildlife.

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* 11. Increasing funding for public transportation should be a priority.

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* 12. Yavapai County should explore the possibility of creating a Verde Valley Regional Airport that can serve the area, replacing both the Sedona and Cottonwood airports.

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* 13. The County should collaborate with appropriate companies and agencies to establish no-fly zones and/or limits on flight hours to protect communities and sensitive scenic areas.

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* 14. Conservation-based transportation planning should be followed to support the growing tourism industry.

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* 15. The County should plan to safely accommodate the significant anticipated growth of electric bicycle use.

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* 16. The County should develop and maintain a transportation infrastructure that preserves historic, scenic, cultural and environmental resources.

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* 17. The County should avoid environmentally sensitive features such as stream channels and steep slopes when designing new roads.

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* 18. To preserve dark skies, Yavapai County should use low-level roadway lighting and minimally necessary (including safety considerations) outdoor lighting for buildings and other structures.

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* 19. The County should collaborate with other jurisdictions and organizations to develop a multi-use trails network that promotes tourism, protects the environment, maintains rural character and enhances the quality of life.

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* 20. Public transportation should be treated as a service, similar to policing, and should be supplied free of charge.

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* 21. The County should consider road construction and road maintenance costs during the review of projects that generate increased traffic or negatively impact county-maintained roads.

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* 22. Yavapai County should have an enforceable county-wide covered load ordinance.

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* 23. The County should use alternative road surfacing methods that reduce the impacts of surface water runoff and conserve water by facilitating aquifer recharge.

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* 24. The County should seek funding and collaborate with the US Forest Service to enforce speed limits for vehicles, especially OHVs, on county-maintained dirt roads.

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* 25. The County should improve bicycle safety along highways by improving bike lane markings and signage with protected roadside bike corridors.

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* 26. The County should support the use of cool pavement treatments to reduce the heat island effect at county facilities, such as the new jail to help reduce cooling costs.

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* 27. Please enter your zip code. (This information is needed to help us evaluate responses.)

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