The following are specific Growth Management Plan goals, policies,
and objectives that support connectivity and the existence of
well-designed bike lanes, routes and multi-use trails.
GOAL 1 To develop a balanced transportation system that
supports building a livable community and improves access and travel
choices through enhancement of roads, public transit, bicycle and
pedestrian systems, intermodal facilities, demand management programs,
and traffic management techniques.
Policy 1.2.2 New or expanded metropolitan activity centers shall
only be approved in conjunction with the approval of financially
feasible plans for internal transit, bikeway, and pedestrian systems
that reduce reliance on automobiles for access and internal
Policy 1.2.4 The City shall encourage increased land use
densities and mixed uses, consistent with the Future Land Use
Element to enhance the feasibility of transit and to promote
alternative transportation modes.
Policy 1.3.3 The City shall ensure that super stops, transit
centers, and park-and-ride lots are designed to accommodate
bicyclists. Safe and adequate bicycle parking facilities shall be
provided at these locations. The thoroughfare system providing
access to these centers and lots should allow for safe and adequate
The City shall maintain within the Land Development Code
standards for access to public transit, bicycle and pedestrian
systems. Such standards shall apply to new developments, substantial
enlargements and substantial improvements of existing developments,
and to road improvements.
Policy 1.4.3 The City shall require developments to provide the
following, if applicable:
- Full accommodations for pedestrian access and movement
- Full accommodations for bicycles, including lockers and
Policy 1.4.4 The City shall require that new development be
compatible with and further the achievement of the Transportation
Element. Requirements for compatibility may include but are not
- Providing clearly delineated routes through parking lots to
safely accommodate pedestrian and bicycle circulation
Policy 1.4.6 Consistent with its “City Beautiful” identity and to
the maximum extent feasible and as appropriate to right-of-way and
other corridor characteristics, the City shall include landscaping
and streetscaping as roadway design components in order to enhance
the function for all users.
Objective 1.5 The City shall review the Land Development Code
annually to determine the need for amendments to make it consistent
with changes to road classifications, transit, bicycle and
pedestrian facility requirements, access management regulations, and
transportation systems management techniques.
Policy 1.5.3 The City shall amend the Land Development Code as
appropriate to maintain consistency with changes to transit, bicycle
and pedestrian facility requirements, access control regulations,
and transportation systems management techniques.
Policy 1.8.9 Applicants for Developments of Regional Impact,
inside the Transportation Concurrency Exception Area, shall mitigate
their impacts. Mitigation shall occur through a combination of
roadway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements, as well as
traffic calming and transportation demand management measures.
Objective 1.9 The City shall annually review its Major
Thoroughfare Plan shown in Appendix C, to ensure its appropriateness
and to protect rights-of-way needed for transportation system
improvements listed in Figure TE-3 and needed for the implementation
of the city’s Bicycle Plan.
Policy 1.9.1 The City shall review through the Technical Review
Committee process all proposed development for consistency with
future transportation projects listed in Figure TE-3 to protect
needed rights-of-way, and to ensure consistency with the city’s
Bicycle Plan and the Land Development Code.
Policy 1.26.2 The City shall require bicycle lanes of four (4)
feet minimum on all new or reconstructed roadways within the city,
where feasible (excluding limited access facilities and residential
streets). Wherever bicycle lanes are not feasible, justification
shall be included as part of the road preliminary design process and
alternative routes shall be identified.
Policy 1.26.4 The City shall continue to incorporate bicycle
lanes as part of the resurfacing program by narrowing traffic lanes
to a minimum of ten (10) feet and striping four (4) foot bicycle
lanes, when possible.
Policy 1.27.1 The City shall require safe and adequate pedestrian
and bicycle facility connections between new residential
developments and adjacent or nearby schools, neighborhood community
centers, transit stops, parks, bikeways, commercial and office
developments, and other compatible land uses and developable lands.
Policy 1.27.2 The City shall require new developments be designed
to maximize bicycle, pedestrian and transit connections, internally
and to adjacent or nearby compatible developments, by allowing
movement in any direction to minimize travel distance.
Policy 1.31.1 The City shall require the construction of
sidewalks to meet the standards set forth in the Land Development
Policy 1.31.2 The City shall complete the gaps of crosswalks
running parallel to the major thoroughfare network at intersections.
Policy 1.31.3 The City shall complete the gaps of crosswalks
running perpendicular to the major thoroughfare network at
signalized intersections and at pedestrian designated crossings.
Policy 3.2.6 The City shall not support the construction of new
roadway projects that promote sprawled development.