CHAPTER 24. TRIP REDUCTION.
Article II. Definitions.
Sec. 24-2-10. Definitions.
For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall
A.M. peak period means 5:00 AM through 10:00 AM Monday through
Friday (holidays excluded).
Average vehicle ridership (AVR) means the
number of workers commuting to a worksite during A.M. peak period totaled over
five consecutive weekdays, divided by the number of vehicles those workers
drive, totaled over the same five days. Bicycles, transit vehicles, buses
serving several worksites, and cars stopping on route to other worksites shall
be excluded from the vehicles counted. For the purpose of calculating AVR,
reduced emission vehicles shall be counter per their base vehicle equivalency
factor. For the purpose of calculating and reporting AVR, the employer shall
select any five consecutive weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the
forty-five day period that precedes the annual report deadline.
vehicle means any vehicle that is not a California Air Resources Board
certified reduced emission vehicle.
Base vehicle equivalence factor
means the multiplier provided by the California Air Resources Board that
proportionally equates a reduced emission vehicle to a base vehicle in terms of
nonmethane organic gas emissions.
Carpool means a private motor
vehicle occupied by two to six employees traveling together to their
Commute alternatives means carpooling, van pooling,
transit, bicycling, and/or walking as commute modes.
any person hired by any employer, including any part-time employee working
twenty hours or more weekly, but excluding any independent contractors.
Partners, joint ventures, and the like shall be considered as employees for the
purpose of calculating the number of employees. Seasonal workers shall be
included if they work more than ninety days per year.
any public or private employer, including the city, who has a permanent worksite
in the city. Employer shall not include contractors with no permanent place of
business in the city and other businesses with no permanent workplace
Major employer means any employer with one hundred or more
employees at a worksite.
Minor employer means any employer with
twenty-five to ninety-nine employees at a worksite.
center means any business park or other commercial, business, or industrial
project in which individual businesses combined have twenty-five or more
employees and in which there is an on-site manager.
vehicle means a motor vehicle that is certified by the California Air
Resources Board as any of the following:
(1) Transitional low emission
(2) Low emission vehicle (LEV);
(3) Ultra-low emission
(4) Zero emission vehicle (ZEV).
Transit means a
vehicle operated on a for-hire, multiple-occupant, shared-ride basis, including
but not limited to bus, light rail, heavy rail, shared-ride taxi, and shuttle
bus or van.
Trip reduction plan means any reasonable method or
approach for providing, supporting, subsidizing, and/or encouraging the use of
commute alternatives; including but not limited to matching and placement
services for carpools and vanpools, provision of carpool and vanpool vehicles,
carpool and vanpool operating subsidies, carpool and vanpool preferential
parking location and/or fees, fees for employee parking, provision of and/or
placement services for subscription bus, provision of shuttle services, transit
fare subsidies, on-site waiting and loading facilities for transit, travel
allowances for bicyclists and pedestrians, on-site showers and lockers for
bicyclists and pedestrians, guaranteed ride home and guaranteed transportation
in emergencies for users of commute alternatives, on-site child care and other
service/convenience facilities which lessen the need for a personal vehicle at
the place of employment, and telecommuting.
Vanpool means a van
occupied by seven to fifteen employees traveling together to their
Worksite means the place of employment, base of operation,
or predominant work location of an employee. It includes all of the employer's
buildings or facilities located within the same building or center or that share
the same parking facilities. (Ord. No. 1218, § 3 (part).)