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planning in Pleasanton relies on continued traffic management strategies to <br /> maintain acceptable levels of service. <br /> <br /> C. The General Plan mandates an uncongested traffic circulation system, energy <br /> conservation, and maintenance of noise and air quality levels within established <br /> standards. <br /> <br /> D. The General Plan also mandates reducing the total number of average daily <br /> traffic (ADT) trips and minimizing the number of employees travelling to and <br /> from work during the peak commute hours through promoting transit, rideshating, <br /> bicycling, walking, telecommuting programs and alternative work hours program. <br /> <br /> E. Reductions in traffic trips, both absolutely and wkhin peak hour periods, are <br /> beneficial in terms of reducing traffic congestion, vehicle emissions, energy <br /> consumption, and noise levels. The improved traffic levels of service, air quality, <br /> and ambient noise levels contribute to making the City an attractive and <br /> convenient place to live, work, visit, and do business. <br /> <br /> F. Minimizing inconvenience in commute trips and retaining an attractive <br />· environment will enable employers to: (1) be easily accessible to clients; <br /> (2) assure the delivery of goods and services: and (3) effectively recruit and <br /> retain qualified personnel. <br /> <br /> G. Voluntary participation by public and private employers is critical to the success <br /> of a Transportation Systems Management (TSM) Program. <br /> <br /> 17.24.020 Definitions. For purposes of this chapter, the following words or <br /> phrases shall have meanings as provided in this section: <br /> <br /> A. Alternative Work Hours Program: Any system for shifting the work-day of an <br /> employee so that the work day starts and/or ends outside of the peak periods. <br /> Such programs include, but are not limited to: (1) compressed work weeks; (2) <br /> staggered work hours involving a shift in the set work hours of all employees at <br /> the workplace; and (3) flexible work hours involving individually determined <br /> work hours within guidelines established by the employer. <br /> <br /> B. Carpool: A vehicle occupied by two (2) to six (6) people traveling together <br /> between their residences and their work sites or destination for the majority of the <br /> total trip distance. Employees who work for different employers, as well as <br /> non-employed people, are included within this definition as long as they are in the <br /> vehicle for the majority of the total trip distance. <br /> <br /> C. Commute Trip: The trip made by an employee from home-to-work or work-to- <br /> home. The commute trip may include stops between home and the work site. <br /> <br /> Page 2 <br /> <br /> <br />