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§ 132. Bicycle Trails.

23 CA ADC § 132BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 23. Waters
Division 1. Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Chapter 1. Organization, Powers and Standards
Article 8. Standards (Refs & Annos)
23 CCR § 132
§ 132. Bicycle Trails.
(a) It is the board's policy to permit the construction of paved and unpaved bicycle trails by public agencies on levees and within floodways under the board's jurisdiction, provided that the flood control purpose of the floodway facilities remains primary. Bicycle trails must meet the following general conditions:
(1) Where feasible, the bicycle trail must be located off of the levee.
(2) Repair or replacement of the bicycle trail that is damaged during an emergency flood fight procedure, routine maintenance, or any required improvement activity within an adopted plan of flood control must be made by, and at the sole expense of, the permittee or in accordance with an agreement for maintenance between the permittee and a public agency.
(3) The board and the local flood control maintaining agency retain the right to temporarily close the bicycle trail for improvement, maintenance, or during emergency flood fight activities.
(4) Bicycle trails within an adopted plan of flood control must be maintained to a level safe for bicycle traffic and acceptable to the local flood control maintaining agency and the Department of Water Resources.
(b) Bicycle trails on a levee section are permitted under the following conditions:
(1) The permittee shall defend, hold harmless, and indemnify the State of California and the local maintaining agency, and each of their boards, elected officials, officers, employees, and agents against all damages and claims of liability of whatever nature which arise from the use of the levee as a bicycle trail.
(2) The permittee must submit proposed use restrictions for the bicycle trail, and a plan for enforcement of the restrictions satisfactory to the board, prior to commencing construction. The restrictions, at a minimum, must restrict public access to the trail and to designated adjacent areas only, and must prohibit equestrian and motorized vehicle traffic, except as may be necessary for maintenance, restriction enforcement, and providing for public safety.
(3) The permittee must agree to bear the cost of any repairs to a flood control project facility that are made necessary by the presence or use of the bicycle trail.
(4) Paved bicycle trails constructed on the levee crown must have a minimum pavement width of twelve (12) feet and a minimum shoulder width of one (1) foot on each side of the pavement. The outer edges of the finished pavement may be no higher than the adjacent shoulders and the cross-section must be shaped and trimmed to produce a smooth transition from pavement to shoulder.
(5) Paved bicycle trails on the levee crown must be designed and paved to withstand a maximum load of 68,000 pounds from two consecutive sets of tandem axles. Soil tests may be required to determine design of the trail.
(6) The structural section of paved bicycle trails must consist of a minimum of six (6) inches of aggregate base beneath two (2) inches of asphalt concrete pavement, or equivalent, on a well compacted levee crown.
(7) The aggregate base shall extend beyond the pavement to allow drainage.
(8) The bicycle trail and all bicycle access ramps must be sloped to drain away from the levee crown.
(9) Bicycle access ramps on levee slopes must conform to the criteria set forth in the standards for access ramps in section 130.
(10) The bicycle trail may not be cut into the levee section but may be placed on fill along the levee slope provided it will not interfere with maintenance.
(11) The permittee must maintain the bicycle trail or provide evidence of agreement with a public agency for that agency to provide maintenance.
(12) The permittee may be required to prevent unauthorized vehicular access to bicycle trails by physical barriers, which must be removable to allow access for maintenance, inspection, and emergency vehicles. Vehicular access barriers will be secured by locks. Keys shall be provided to the Department of Water Resources and the local flood control maintaining agency.
(13) The permittee shall install permanent safety signs at all bicycle access points and at periodic intervals along the trail containing such language as:
Levee Maintenance Road Watch for Patrolling Vehicles.
(14) The permittee shall install permanent signs at all bicycle access points to control unauthorized use of bicycle trails.
(c) Bicycle trails within a leveed floodway are permitted under the following conditions:
(1) The permittee must submit proposed use restrictions for the bicycle trail and a plan for enforcement of such restrictions satisfactory to the board, prior to commencing construction. The restrictions, at a minimum, must restrict public access to the trail and to designated adjacent areas only, and shall prohibit equestrian and motorized vehicle traffic, except as may be necessary for maintenance, restriction enforcement, and providing for public safety.
(2) The permittee must agree to bear the cost of any repairs to a flood control project facility that are made necessary by the presence or use of the bicycle trail.
(3) Bicycle trails must be constructed at natural ground level wherever possible, and all fills greater than three (3) feet in height must be supported by appropriate engineering studies.
(4) The permittee must maintain the bicycle trail or provide evidence of an agreement with a public agency for that agency to provide maintenance.
(5) The permittee is required to prevent unauthorized vehicular access to bicycle trails by physical barriers, which must be removable to allow access for maintenance, inspection, and emergency vehicles. Vehicular access barriers will be secured by locks. Keys shall be provided to the Department of Water Resources and the local flood control maintaining agency.
(6) The permittee must install permanent signs at all bicycle access points to control unauthorized use of bicycle trails.
(d) Paved bicycle trails within ten (10) feet of the landside levee toe must have appropriate features that intercept seepage and prevent particle migration.
Note: Authority: Section 8571, Water Code. Reference: Sections 8608, 8609 and 8710, Water Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 9-30-96; operative 10-30-96 (Register 96, No. 40).
This database is current through 11/26/21 Register 2021, No. 48
23 CCR § 132, 23 CA ADC § 132
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