Included in this comprehensive subdivision and site plan handbook is a chapter dedicated to design and improvement standards to regulate subdivision design. Within this chapter is a section on streets which discusses a non-traditional approach to regulating residential streets. Rather than design a street to accommodate through traffic, consider the needs of the neighborhood. This could avoid designing a road that is costly and unsafe.
Standards for the width of streets, described as "cartway width" are developed with the street’s function in mind. Other topics included in this chapter are landscaping, lighting, sidewalks, bikeways and parking standards.
Call the Office of State Planning, Municipal and Regional Assistance program for more information, at 603-271-2155.
This handbook is available through the American Planners Association "Planners Bookservice" (e-mail BookService@planning.org) at 122 S. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1600, Chicago, IL 60603-6107.