Street Classification System

Public Works

The city has a hierarchy of three main street types:

  • Major and minor arterials
    These streets are designed for limited access to allow the traffic to move through the area. They typically provide direct access to commercial and industrial uses, but include some restrictions on access to reduce conflict points between through traffic and turning vehicles. Residential uses are usually required to have access from another street, and may have reverse frontage against an arterial street. They can carry very large volumes of traffic depending upon the design of the street, the number of lanes, and the area served.
  • Major and minor collectors
    These streets have limited restrictions on access and collect and distribute traffic between the arterial streets and the local streets. These streets are usually spaced at approximately ½ mile intervals and will serve from 400 to 1000 dwellings depending on the design of the street.
  • Locals
    These streets are those that provide access to the individual lots but do not carry traffic through the area. They should be planned to serve a maximum of 50 dwelling units.

The arterial and collector streets are shown on Master Trails Plan Map. Standard cross-sections for each classification of street are available in the Engineering Development Standards.