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Integration of Transportation and Land Use

Streets support the places and neighborhoods they serve and balance the needs of everyone who travels along them. While often thought of as serving specifically the needs for movement, streets also provide spaces for people to come together to socialize and exercise. Street designs and retrofits should be based on how to serve the modal priorities and to support existing or desired land uses located along the frontage.

Commercial streets, for example, need to attract and accommodate visitors by providing for slow and steady vehicle traffic and available on-street parking to support retail. The busiest areas, such as Downtown, need to prioritize transit and pedestrian movement. Local residential streets need to have speeds slow enough to enable motorists to stop for a child chasing a ball. The goal and policies below identify ways the City will most closely integrate land use planning and street use by enhancing transportation modes and thereby creating attractive and active street corridors.

Goal: M-6

Create an integrated transportation program that reduces peak-period vehicle trips and vehicle miles traveled.

Plan for and accommodate land uses that facilitate development of compact, mixed-use development with the density, diversity of use, and local accessibility supportive of transit use. 

Master Plans Development Review

Promote residential, employment, recreation, and commercial uses within designated mixed-use areas to reduce walking distances between destinations and to create an active street environment throughout the day. 

Development Review

Establish site design guidelines that require entrances facing the street to provide convenient and direct access to pedestrians and transit users. 

Development Review