Urban vibrancy is a result of the interactions that occur between people in public spaces. In order for these spaces to be inviting and therefore host a diverse array of people and activities they must be pedestrian-friendly. Sustainability also requires a minimization of transportation energy usage, and therefore an increased shift to non-automobile use.

Short Term: 1-3 Years Joint responsibility with another agency

Commission an East PoS transportation plan, in conjunction with an infrastructure and housing plan.

  • Use a complete streets framework to guide the planning, designing, and operating of existing rights-of-way at all levels of the road hierarchy. It shall delineate an appropriate street classification system based on characteristics such as street type and usage, urban design context, and modal priorities, and replace the outdated functional classification system—arterial, collector, and local streets. It shall explore opportunities for improving connectivity, accessibility, and mobility, and address the needs of local intra-urban and through traffic.
Medium Term: 4-6 Years Joint responsibility with another agency

Implement transportation plan

  • Work with the relevant partner agencies to ensure that all new construction, maintenance, and operational changes follow the agreed upon framework, and upgrades to public transit service as needed.
Short Term: 1-3 Years Joint responsibility with another agency

Develop detailed planning regulations/code and design guidelines (consider form-based zoning code).

  • These will regulate the planning and design of development projects, both public and private, to both address housing supply and ensure that the resultant development helps to reinforce the vision and goals of the Plan, and is in keeping with the guiding principles i.e. contributes to a more people-oriented public realm. (see Build Responsibly pgs. 5.16-5.17 and Proposed Building Types pgs. 8.6-8.12 in Dover Kohl Plan for potential urban design and architectural guidance)