Cary Community Plan 2-23-17 Part 2

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The following corridor profiles describe typical street designs in Cary and their corresponding elements and widths. The design of streets in Cary is dependent on its func on within the street network, its land use context, the demand for travel along it, and engineering and environmental considera ons. Cary's streets are designed to support users of all modes (driving, walking, biking, taking transit) and to be a rac vely landscaped and well-maintained. Common Elements Pedestrian Accommoda ons In general, Cary's collectors and thoroughfares are designed to include five-foot sidewalks on both sides of the street; local streets may only include sidewalks on one side. For all street types, sidewalks are typically separated from the roadway by a five-foot grass buffer. High visibility intersec on crossing treatments are also planned to help increase safety and the comfortable feel of walking in Cary. All sidewalks and crosswalks will be designed according to Americans with Disabili es Act requirements to ensure that all Cary residents can use the facili es, regardless of mobility status. In some areas of town, specified on the Pedestrian Elements Map, the pedestrian accommoda ons will be in the form of a street-side trail, which are typically ten feet wide and only on one side of the street. Street side trails are designed to meander instead of being linear, like sidewalks. Bicycle Accommoda ons Most Cary streets are also designed to have some form of bicycle accommoda on appropriate for their speed, volume of traffic, volume of truck traffic, func on within the street network, and status within Town-wide and regional bike networks. Most Collector Streets and Collector Avenues are designed to have four- foot bike lanes on both sides of the street. Most thoroughfares are designed to have a wide outside lane which allows vehicles traveling in the outside lane to pass bicyclists safely. Local streets typically do not have specific bike accommoda ons, but due to their slow speeds and low volumes of traffic are generally appropriate for bikers without special accommoda ons. Landscaped Medians Most thoroughfares and many collectors within Cary are designed to have planted and landscaped medians. The plan ngs may be formal or informal and may be different combina ons of flowers, decora ve plants and grasses, shrubs, and trees, depending on environmental and street characteris cs. Landscaped medians are a hallmark of Cary streets; they enhance the natural beauty of the town and make traveling along Cary streets a more pleasant experience. The aesthe c appeal of the town is improved through these a rac vely landscaped medians. Based on engineering and environmental constraints and the judgment of Town staff, medians may vary from their typical size in certain loca ons. Corridor Profiles STREETS ELEMENT 221

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