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TransportationElement INTRODUCTION Transportationchoicesarecrucialtotheeconomic,social,andenvironmentalvitalityofourcommunityand neighborhoods.TraverseCitywilldesignandmaintainitstransportationnetworksandpublicrightsofwayto maintainsafe,convenient,invitingandefficientconditionsforallwhousethemtoimprovethequalityoflife foritsresidentsandvisitorsalike.Beingcognizantoftheimportanceofplacemakingwhenplanning, constructingandmaintainingourstreets,theUrbanDesignElementmustbeconsultedwhenconsidering transportationinvestments.Toprovidesafeandefficientaccesstopeopleandgoods,allmodesoftraveland howthesemodesconnecttooneanotherneedtobeevaluated.Inmakingevaluationsofstreets,bridges, publictransit,bicyclefacilities,pedestrianways,freightfacilitiesandroutes,portsandrailroads,alllegalusers ofthepublicrightsofwayneedtobeconsidered.Inaddition,transportationprojectsneedtoreflectand contributetothecharacteroftheneighborhoodtheytraverse.

e. Toaccomplishthis,TraverseCitywill: STREETFORMANDFUNCTION Providewellplannedconnectionswithinandthroughoutthetransportationnetworkimprovingthe efficientdistributionoftravelthroughoutthenetworkandpromotingreducedmotorizedvehiculartrips andlengths.IdentifyaframeworkofmajorstreetsprovidingconnectivitythroughouttheCityandregion withafocusontheaccesstogoods,services,andpeople.Routinelypromotetheuseofalternativestothe singleoccupancyvehicleinbothtripplanningandcostrelatedcomparisonstothegeneralpublic. o Objectives: Usedesignelementstoincreasemobilityanddecreasespeed(i.e.FrontStreetdowntown) Feweremissions(fumes,noise,roadpollution,etc.) Fewersingleoccupancymotorvehiclemilestraveled Increasedaccessibilityanduseofmasstransit,carpools,andnonmotorizedmodesof transportation Achieveappropriateoperatingcharacteristics(i.e.trafficvolume,speed,typesofvehicles) forallstreets CONNECTIVITYANDVEHICLEHIERARCHY AllcomponentsoftheCitystransportationsystemanditsinterconnectivitywillbedesignedand maintainedtoprovidesafe,convenient,invitingandefficientmovementofpeopleandgoodsinamanner thatisappropriatetothecontextofthecommunityandneighborhoodthroughwhichitpasses.TheCity shallconsideralllegalusersofthepublicrightsofwayinitsdesigns.Whenplanninganddesigningnewor reconstructedstreetstheCitywillgiveconsiderationtothefollowing:(1)publicsafety,(2)pedestrians,(3) publictransitusers,(4)bicyclists,(5)commercialvehicles,(6)carpoolingvehicles,and(7)singleoccupancy vehicles. o Objectives: Redesignstreetrightsofwaytoreflecttheplannedcharacterandcontextofthe neighborhoodtype. Increaseduseonframeworkstreetsthroughdesignationofawellconnectedcommercial network.Frameworkstreetsserveasregularemergencyroutes. Moreefficientdistributionofalltypesoftrips Increaseduseofnonmotorizedtransportationoptions Page1of3

Developandrefinetrafficcalmingpoliciesandimplementationschedules Supportregionaltransportationplanningefforts ACTIVETRANSPORTATION Developanactivetransportationnetworkprovidingsafe,convenient,invitingandefficientinfrastructure servingpeopleofallabilities,onbicyclesoronfootbothwithintheCityandthroughouttheregion focusingonexpandingactivetransportationasaviabletransportationoption. o Objectives: Improveandexpandtheactivetransportationnetworkincludingbicyclelanes,sidewalks, crosswalks,multiusetrails,etc. Focusinvestmentforinfrastructurearoundactivitycenters.Majornodesshallbe representedbyactivitycenterssuchassignificantjobhubs,majorshoppingdestinations, primarymedicalfacilities,leisureactivityfacilities,schools,parkandridelots,major residentialdevelopments,otherstaticandintermittentmajortrafficgenerators,etc. Expansionofmaintenanceactivitiesfocusedonfourseasonuseofactivetransportation elements Reductioninstreetmaintenancecosts PUBLICTRANSIT Developandpromotereliable,efficientfixedroutetransitservicesconnectingmajornodeswithintheCity andthroughouttheregion. o Objectives: Increasetransitridership Cooperationandpromotionbymajoremployers,retailers,schools,andtourismvendors fortheuseofmasstransitbyemployees,residentsandvisitors Strategicallylocateparkandridefacilities Timelyroutesthatareconvenientanddirect Installationoffacilitiesforpublictransitpatrons(allseasonbusshelters,routesignsatbus sheltersdepictingservices,bicycleracksonbuses,reducedheadwaytimes,frequencyof buses,etc.) Supportregionalcollaboration COMMERCIALANDFREIGHTTRANSPORTATION TheCitywillpromoteandfacilitatehighoccupancyregionaltransportationsystemsincludingwater,air, rail,andprivatebusandtaxiservices.ItshallbethepolicyoftheCitytoconnecttheinterregionaland regionaltransportationmodestotheexistingandplannedservicesprovidedtomeetthegoalsand strategiesofthisplan.Theplansupportsenhancedmobilitythatisbeneficialtocommunitylivabilityand thebusinessesthataredirectlyserved. o Objectives: Supportregionaltransportationplanningefforts Supportandprovideinputonstrategicpoliciesforairtransportationthatrecognizesthe economicimpactoftheCherryCapitalAirporttothelocaleconomy.Supportthelocation oftheairportwithinthecitylimitsandtheintegrationofairtransportationwithmulti modaltransportationoptions. Developstrategicplanfortheintegrationandsupportofrailandwatertransportincluding employees,passengers,andgoods.Thisplanwilloutlinespecificcooperativesupportfor theintegrationoflocalmasstransit,taxi,commercial,andshuttlesupportforemployees, passengersandgoodsarrivinganddepartingrailandwatertransportfacilities. Page2of3

PARKING TheCitywillmaintainacomprehensiveparkingpolicythatdeterminesdecisionsontheplacement, regulation,andinvestmentinparking. o Objectives: Adoptacomprehensiveparkingstrategy Reducelanddedicatedtotheuseandinvestmentofparkingassociatedwithprivateuses Increaseuseofmasstransitandactivetransportationoptions Increasesitingandnumberofbicycleparking Increaseratioofcommercialspacetopublicsurfaceparking ApprovedbytheCityCommissiononNovember21,2011

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