Connectivity: refers to the network of pedestrian, bicycle, motor vehicle and transit
systems. Connectivity determines how hard or easy it is to get from one place to another.
Increasing connectivity includes incorporating bike lanes, sidewalks, traffic calming,
transit options and pedestrian friendly spaces.
• Accessing safe public transportation, alternative modes of transportation and
interconnected pedestrian and bicycle access.
• Achieving mixed-use development that promotes 24-hour activity, pedestrian
connectivity and transit use. (page 9)
Land Use and Transportation Linkage
A very important factor in transportation issues is community
land use. A dense urban fabric will encourage , biking, walking
and transit use. Low density sprawl development will continue
the dominance of the car as the primary mode of travel. The
quality of the urban fabric can encourage alternative mode
usage through the creative design of sidewalks, bike lanes,
transit facilities, and adjacent land uses that address the street. (page 75)
Objective: Complete the sidewalk network using a priority system of: dual-side safe routes to all
city schools; dual-side routes along all arterial and collector routes; dual-side routes to parks and
public facilities; completing routes that have less than 1/4 mile sections missing; mitigation rain
run-off and drainage problems; and citizen requests in neighborhoods. (page 144).
As the City continues to grow in terms of increased density and traffic volumes, it has become
increasingly apparent that, instead of prioritizing traffic calming concerns on strictly a street and
neighborhood basis, a more holistic approach could be more effective. This approach would
allow city staff to study an entire neighborhood or multiple neighborhoods simultaneously, with
the goal of identifying traffic operational concerns and impacts in a larger context. This bigger
picture view could have a greater impact on reducing cut through traffic, improving walk-ability
within and between neighborhoods and increasing quality of life within the neighborhood
settings. In many locations throughout the City, construction of sidewalks would likely
eliminate the need for traffic calming devices within the roadway by providing a designated area
for pedestrians. Where appropriate City staff shall address traffic calming on a larger scale
rather than a street by street basis. (page 149)
page 254 of the 2007 comp plan:
Goal: Connect the park system to the community through the development of trails and through the effective and appropriate design of park and recreation facilities. Objective 1: Fully implement the Greenway Trails Plan that has been approved by City Council. Tie the sidewalks that can connect to trails into the County's Greenways Plan.
What Is Connectivity?
Connectivity refers to the network of pedestrian, bicycle, motor vehicle and transit systems.
Connectivity determines how hard or easy it is to get from one place to another. Increasing
connectivity includes incorporating bike lanes, sidewalks, traffic calming, transit options and
pedestrian friendly spaces. (page 321)