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Street Types

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RURAL GREEN STREET

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CHARACTERISTICS

The rural green street is intended to serve as a model for interior streets as part of subdivisions in non-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.    Create a soft edge along the street and direct runoff into landscaped areas


c.    Mitigate erosion along slopes and banks with vegetation and permeable stone fill


d.    Integrate stormwater infiltration and retention into landscaping


e.    Create a comfortable walking environment with  lower traffic speeds


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