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Multimodal Access to Services & Facilities

Ensure all social service and community facilities are safely accessible via mass transit, bicycle, and pedestrian transportation modes.

While connectivity and accessibility are important for all places within the community, they are especially vital for the places that provide services to our more vulnerable populations. A great many people that require social services rely on alternative forms of transportation aside from single-occupancy vehicles.. The connections between those modes of transportation and the services and facilities themselves can make receiving services easier for these populations.

All community and social service facilities should be accessible via sidewalks and should be within easy walking distance of a transit stop or shelter. For cyclists, they should also include adequate “end-of-trip” facilities such as lockers and racks. Lexington’s community service providers should labor to improve their sites and facilities, and new locations should incorporate these standards into their plans. If a transit line does not serve these sites, discussions with LexTran should be initiated to ensure safe access. Properties owned by the city should all be improved in this manner.

In addition to on-site improvements, the linkages to other common destinations should also be considered.

Goals and Objectives

GOAL A4: Address community facilities at a neighborhood scale.

Objective: A4a

Incorporate schools, libraries, and other community-focused educational institutions into neighborhoods in order to maximize safe routes for all pedestrians and bicyclists.

Objective: A4b

Plan for equitable and accessible social services and healthcare facilities that address the needs of all residents, maximizing the opportunity to reach geographically underserved areas throughout the community.

Objective: A4c

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

GOAL B2: Reduce Lexington-Fayette County’s carbon footprint.

Objective: B2d

Prioritize multi-modal options that de-emphasize single-occupancy vehicle dependence.

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: D1b

Develop a viable network of accessible transportation alternatives for residents and commuters, which may include the use of mass transit, bicycles, walkways, ridesharing, greenways and other strategies.

Objective: D1c

Concentrate efforts to enhance mass transit along our corridors in order to facilitate better service for our growing population, as well as efficiencies in our transit system.

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: D2b

Collaborate with educational and healthcare entities to meet the needs of Lexington-Fayette County's residents and visitors.

Objective: D2c

Collaborate with service providers about how their community facilities should enhance existing neighborhoods.