Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Subdivision & Infrastructure Standards 6.5 Connectivity


C. Intersections with major thoroughfares shall be at least 800 feet apart, measured from centerline to centerline. The Board of Commissioners may waive this requirement if such requirement would prevent a property owner fronting on a major thoroughfare from having access to such a facility. D. Street jogs with centerline offsets of less than 150 feet are prohibited. E. Property lines at street intersections shall be rounded with a minimum radius of 20 feet. F. All proposed connections to NCDOT roads shall meet the criteria of the latest revisions of the NCDOT “Subdivision Roads Minimum Construction Standards,” and the “Policy on Street and Driveway Access to North Carolina Highways.” See section 9.8.1.J for sight distance standards

6.5.3. Pedestrian/Bicycle Connections A.

Connections to Greenways and Parks: When a development abuts greenways, parks and open space areas, pedestrian/bicycle accessways must be provided at a minimum of every 600 feet when feasible as determined by the Administrator. Where a cul-de-sac street is permitted within a development, pedestrian/bicycle accessways to greenways, parks and open space areas must be provided where such streets back up to these areas. Connection of Cul-de-sacs: Where 2 cul-de-sac streets end within 300 feet of each other, pedestrian/bicycle accessways shall be provided between the cul-de-sacs where feasible as determined by the Administrator. Dedication of Pedestrian/Bicycle Accessways: Where pedestrian/bicycle accessways are required by this chapter, a strip of land of at least 20 feet in width shall be dedicated to the town or a homeowner’s association to accommodate such pedestrian/bicycle accessways and shall be laid out along front, side, or rear property lines. (Also see Section 6.10.1 – Easements and Dedications.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Accessways to be Public: All pedestrian/bicycle accessways shall be maintained for use by the general public. Minimum Width: Pedestrian/bicycle accessways shall not be less than 5 feet in width.





F. Surface Treatment of Accessways: Pedestrian/bicycle accessways shall comply with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The surface of accessways shall be constructed of a smooth, compactable material that is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, unless connecting to a greenway specified as a Type 2 Trail (low-impact dirt or gravel trail). G. Midblock Crosswalks : A pedestrian crosswalk not less than 10 feet in width shall be required across any street 800 feet or more in length where deemed essential by the Administrator. When required such crosswalks shall utilize ladder striping to enhance their visibility.

6.5.4. Public Transit Connections

Projects with 100 or more residential units or 100,000 square feet of non-residential space that are adjacent to present or planned transit routes shall provide adequate and

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online