Strategy AC5.2: Increase the focus on connectivity in transportation and land use planning and in local subdivision ordinances.
A well-designed, highly-connected network helps reduce the volume of traffic and traffic delays on major streets, arterials, and major collectors; it also and ultimately improves livability in communities by providing parallel routes and alternative route choices. By increasing the number of street connections or local street intersections in communities, bicycle and pedestrian travel also is enhanced. A well-planned, connected network of collector roadways allows a transit system to operate more efficiently. Subdivision ordinances can help promote connectivity by setting standards for internal and external connectivity.