The local access street system provides circulation and access for residential neighborhoods away from the arterial system.
Traffic generators, such as schools or churches, within residential areas should be considered within the local circulation pattern, not only from within the subdivision, but from adjacent neighborhoods as well. There should be a limited number of access points with the arterial streets that border a subdivision.
Local access streets should be designed for relatively uniform low volume of traffic upon full development. The system should be designed to discourage excessive speeds and should minimize the necessity for traffic control devices. Internal streets with direct lot access should be discontinuous so as to discourage through traffic.
Local access streets provide direct access from abutting land to the arterial street system. There are usually no bus routes on local access streets. Through traffic is deliberately discouraged. (Ord. 501 § 3, 2009.)