Improving Safety & Connectivity for All Users
Residents have repeatedly made it clear that they want safer transportation and more options. Lexington’s current regulations are designed for cars, and we’ve built precisely that; a car-centric city that produces congestion and discourages bike and pedestrian activity. The changes actually improve the conditions for cars through better traffic distribution, but also provide a street pattern that allows for a more walkable and bikeable environment.
This Subdivision Regulation Amendment, or SRA for short, is a direct implementation of Imagine Lexington, and is one of many projects that are in various stages of development to match our regulations to the vision of the Comprehensive Plan. This SRA will bring our regulations into alignment with:
- Theme D – Connectivity - This theme is dedicated to policies that prescribe a complete and connected transportation network. A set of action items derived from these policies serve to guide the direct implementation of these concepts, as they call for amendments to the Land Subdivision Regulations (such as this one) and the continued employment of the goals within the Lexington Area MPO Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan.
- Theme D, Connectivity Policy #1 and the associated action item
- Theme D, Connectivity Policy #2 and the associated action item
- Theme D, Connectivity Policy #4