Utilize a people-first design, ensuring that roadways are moving people efficiently and providing pedestrian infrastructure that is context sensitive to the vehicle environment and land uses.
People-first neighborhood design requires the provision of transit/transportation infrastructure that places pedestrians, bicycle riders and mass transit users on the same level as automobiles. Mass transit infrastructure should be considered essential. Proposed developments on current transit lines or future expected routes should enhance existing infrastructure to accommodate the new or increased ridership. Shelters and seating options should be scaled, added or improved accordingly. Development should provide direct pedestrian and bicycle linkages to transit. Pedestrian infrastructure should include wide sidewalks on both sides of streets and separated bike lanes wherever possible. Further, a people-first design should ensure that pedestrian and bicycle users’ safety is assured by the incorporation of traffic calming measures that slows traffic and increases driver awareness.