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Texas Municipal Tree Definitions
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Visibility Triangle

 

Addison

that area within the curb lines of two intersecting such curb lines at points 35 feet back from their intersection.

 

Angleton

shall mean a triangle sign area at all intersections, which shall include that portion of the public right-of-way and any corner lot within the adjacent curb lines and a diagonal line intersecting such curb lines at points 35 feet back from their intersection, such curb lines being extended if necessary to determine the intersection point as shown in Exhibit A which is available for inspection in the office of the city secretary.

 

Balch Springs

means an imaginary triangle located within the curb lines of two intersecting such curb lines at points 35 back from their intersection and the hypotenuse (or third side of the triangle).

 

Dickenson

shall mean all of that portion of land lying within a triangular shaped area on each street corner, beginning at the corner of the intersection point of the curb or edge of pavement of each of the two (2) streets forming said corner, and extending a distance of twenty (20) feet along each such curb line or pavement edge from the intersection point, and the third side being determined by drawing a straight line from the ends of the twenty-foot-extensions, regardless of whether the land is publicly or privately owned.

 

Houston

means the triangular area adjacent to the intersection of any public street or public alley within which no obstruction may be placed which would block the sight lines for vehicular traffic. The triangle is established by measuring a distance of 45 feet from the intersection of the extended curb or edge of the pavement of a major thoroughfares, and 25 feet from the extended edge of the curb or pavement of local streets. A straight line connecting the ends of each measured distance which forms the hypotenuse shall establish the visibility triangle. The visibility triangle should not contain any visual or physical impediments or obstructions to the vertical view between 30 inches and seven feet in height.

 

Lampasas

means a triangle formed by the intersecting property lines and a line joining the property lines at points 25 feet from their point of intersection.

 

Little Elm

means the area of visibility required on a corner to allow for the safe operation of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists in the proximity of intersecting streets and sidewalks.

 

Oak Point

a triangular area on a lot at the intersection of two streets, two sides of which are lot lines measured from the corner intersection of the lot lines for a distance specified in these regulations. The third side of the triangle is a line across the corner of the lot joining the ends of the other two sides. Where the lot lines or intersections have rounded corners, the lot lines will be extended in a straight line to a point of intersection.

 

Pearland

the area at a street corner lying within a triangle beginning at the precise intersection point of the curbs of each of the two (2) streets forming the corner and extending twenty (20) feet along each curb line away from the curb intersection point, with the third side being determined by drawing a straight line connecting the ends of such twenty-foot extensions. If there is no curb on such a street, the twenty-foot line shall follow the central flow line of the ditch paralleling the uncurbed street. The visibility triangle may include both public and private property.

 

Sealy

shall mean the triangular area adjacent to the intersection of any public street or public alley within which no obstruction may be placed that would block the sight lines for vehicular traffic. The triangle is established by measuring a distance of 45 feet from the intersection of the extended curb or edge of the pavement of major thoroughfares, and 25 feet from the extended edge of the curb or pavement of local streets. A straight line connecting the ends of each measured distance, which forms the hypotenuse, shall establish the visibility triangle. The visibility triangle shall not contain any visual or physical impediments or obstructions to the vertical view between 30 inches and seven feet in height.

 

Stafford

means the triangular area adjacent to the intersection of any public street or public alley within which no obstruction may be placed which would block the sight lines for vehicular traffic. The triangle is established by measuring a distance of 45 feet from the intersection of the extended curb or edge of the pavement of major thoroughfares, and 25 feet from the extended edge of the curb or pavement of local streets. A straight line connecting the ends of each measured distance which forms the hypotenuse shall establish the visibility triangle (see figure A at the end of the chapter). The visibility triangle shall not contain any visual or physical impediments or obstructions to the vertical view between 30 inches and seven feet in height.

 

West University Place

means the area at a street corner lying within a triangle beginning at the precise intersection point of the curbs of each of the two streets forming the corner and extending 20 feet along each curb line away from the curb intersection point, with the third side being determined by drawing a straight line connecting the ends of such 20-foot extensions. If there is no curb on such a street, the 20-foot line defined in zoning ordinance shall follow the central flow line of the ditch paralleling the uncurbed street. The visibility triangle may include both public and private property.