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Fire & Police Service Access

Ensure proper road connections are in place to enhance service times and access to fire and police services for all residents.

There is often opposition to connecting roads between developments, as residents believe that the increased traffic will negatively affect their property. However, it is important to note that there are many benefits to the increased connectivity that further the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

“Providing a strong connected network of roads and pedestrian facilities can help distribute traffic, reduce travel distances and times, improve routing for transit and reduce walking distances. Good connectivity also provides better routing opportunities for emergency and delivery (solid waste, recycling, mail) vehicles. All of these effects can play a positive role in reducing congestion on the street network.” - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Goals and Objectives

GOAL A4: Address community facilities at a neighborhood scale.

Objective: A4c

Establish and promote road network connections in order to reduce police, EMS, and fire response times.

GOAL D1: Work to achieve an effective and comprehensive transportation system.

Objective: D1a

Support the Complete Streets concept, prioritizing a pedestrian-first design that also accommodates the needs of bicycle, transit and other vehicles.

Objective: D1d

Improve traffic operation strategies.

GOAL D2: Support a model of development that focuses on people-first to provide accessible community facilities and services to meet the health, safety and quality of life needs of Lexington-Fayette County’s residents and visitors.

Objective: D2a

Encourage public safety and social sustainability by supporting Secured-by-Design concepts and other policies and programs for the built and natural environments of neighborhoods to help reduce opportunities for crimes.