New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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22.8.L Pedestrian Walkway Design within Parking Areas

1.  Clearly delineated crosswalks of paving, brick paver, bituminous brick pattern stamping, or painted striping shall connect landscaped areas and parking lot islands to building entrances to improve safe passageway for pedestrians. Curb cuts shall be included on landscaped areas or islands where such crosswalks are located.

2.  In a retail development, pedestrian staging areas are required to separate automobiles from pedestrians. Such landscaped areas or parking lot islands shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet in width. Pedestrian walkways within parking lots shall be at least five (5) feet in width and shall parallel drive aisles. (See Figure 22-5: Pedestrian Walkways)

3.  A bump-out area shall be provided at the building entry to slow vehicle speeds in the lanes next to the building entry and at designated pick-up and drop-off areas. Pick-up and drop-off lanes shall be parallel to vehicle circulation lanes.

4.  The use of permeable paving for pedestrian circulation systems is encouraged.

FIGURE 22-5: PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS

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