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