How is the USDG being applied?
The USDG is applied through a variety of processes, including capital projects, area plans and land development. To date, this includes a total of:
- 11 New or re-constructed thoroughfares
- 26 Streetscape and road conversion projects
- 12 Rebuilt intersections
- Over 100 sidewalk projects with more underway
These projects reflect Charlotte's approach to designing and building streets that improve safety and neighborhood livability, promote transportation choices and create long-lasting value.
The USDG is also being applied during the area planning process. The award winning South Corridor Station Area Plans were among the first area plans to apply the USDG to select appropriate street classifications, street intervals and street cross-sections based on planned land uses. Thus far, the USDG recommendations have been included in 12 area plans.
Key aspects of the USDG have been incorporated into ordinances that affect streets. The Subdivision Ordinance, Tree Ordinance, and Land Development Standards Manual were updated in 2010. Ordinance changes were adopted in December 2010.
How Can I Get More Information About the USDG?
If you would like more information please contact Tracy Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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