Single loaded streets should be utilized in order to establish clear public access to neighborhood focal points.
Even passive greenspace requires clear, visible access in order to fulfill the needs of a neighborhood. A focal point should be clearly delineated from private lots in order to be welcoming to all residents. Development of focal points on single loaded streets removes any opportunity for them to be tucked away unsafely in the backyards of private homes.
Goals and Objectives
GOAL A3: Provide well-designed neighborhoods and communities.
Strive for positive and safe social interactions in neighborhoods, including, but not limited to, neighborhoods that are connected for pedestrians and various modes of transportation.
GOAL A4: Address community facilities at a neighborhood scale.
Incorporate schools, libraries, and other community-focused educational institutions into neighborhoods in order to maximize safe routes for all pedestrians and bicyclists.
GOAL B3: Apply environmentally sustainable practices to protect, conserve and restore landscapes and natural resources.
Identify and protect natural resources and landscapes before development occurs.
Incorporate green infrastructure principles in new plans and policies, including, but not limited to and transportation.
GOAL D1: Work to achieve an effective and comprehensive transportation system.
There are no objectives related to this policy that further this particular goal.
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.
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.
Collaborate with service providers about how their community facilities should enhance existing neighborhoods.