Local Streets

A. General Characteristics

The design features of local facilities are influenced less by traffic volumes and are tailored more to providing local access and community livability. Mobility on local facilities is typically incidental and involves relatively short trips at lower speeds to and from collector facilities.

Because of their "neighborhood" nature, travel speeds are generally lower than collectors and arterials. . Posted speed limits on local streets generally range between 25 and 30 mph, depending on available right-of-way and the adjacent land uses Traffic volumes on local streets are generally less than 5,000 vehicles per day, and also vary depending on available right-of-way and the adjacent land uses.

Pedestrian and bicycle safety and aesthetics are generally high priorities on local streets in residential and commercial areas.  Wider travel lanes and broader turning radii to accomodateaccommodate larger vehicle size are major considerations on local streets in industrial areas.

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