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Arterial Streets

Arterial Streets

Arterial streets link major commercial, residential, industrial and institutional areas. Arterials have limited cross streets and driveways. Examples of arterials include Cornell Road, Murray Boulevard and Evergreen Parkway.

Existing arterial cross section:

  • Same standards for all designs
  • Designed for 45 mph speeds
  • 6-foot bike lane, no protective treatments
  • 5-foot sidewalk
  • 12-foot vehicle lanes
  • 14-foot median
  • On-street parking not allowed
     


Proposed Update:  Arterial in a Town Center, Main Street or Station area

5 lanes, no on-street parking
5 lanes, no on-street parking option

 

3 lanes, on-street parking
3 lanes, on-street parking

 

  • Designed for 30 mph speeds
  • 6.5-foot bike lanes separated from traffic (optional green paint)
  • 8-foot sidewalk, with buffer for light poles, benches, mailboxes, landscaping, etc.
  • 11-foot vehicle lanes
  • 13-foot median
  • Option for on-street parking
     


Proposed Update: Arterial in Other Urban area

 

  • Designed for 35 mph speeds
  • 6.5-foot bike lanes separated from traffic (optional green paint)
  • 6-foot sidewalk, with buffer for light poles, benches, mailboxes, landscaping, etc.
  • 11-foot vehicle lanes
  • 14-foot median
  • On-street parking not allowed