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Street Types

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GREEN STREET

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CHARACTERISTICS

The green street is intended to serve as a model for interior streets as part of subdivisions and larger commercial developments in commercial, industrial, mixed use and urban residential districts.  It is not a designation for existing public streets, but included to guide street design as part of new development.

 

GUIDELINES

a.    Minimize impervious cover and consider permeable paving 


b.    Integrate stormwater infiltration and retention into landscaped areas


c.    Use curb alternatives to channel runoff into landscaping


d.    Keep traffic speeds low with narrower travel lanes


e.    Emphasize pedestrians and open space as part of a shared space


f.    Minimize paved area with shared driveways, access and parking areas


g.    Use trees to transpire water and mitigate heat island effects