Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dead Ends - Planning Commission Discussion

One of the most significant changes to the Subdivision Code that will be made is the restriction of dead end streets in new subdivisions, as was discussed by the Planning Commission at their last meeting.  

This impacts the efficiency of the street network, for both motorized and non-motorized transportation options. Of particular note is that with the kind of interconnected street system that removing dead ends fosters, the more options and convenience there is for pedestrians.  This is one of the most important and oft repeated goals of this project; and also why other communities have also eliminated the use of dead ends in new developments except for special circumstances.

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