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USDOT is reconsidering standards for roadway design with the understanding that not all roads should be designed the same -- that local conditions; urban design and economic development goals, etc., may be varied. 

This may be a good first step for those of us who think one size does not fit all, i.e. residential streets are too wide.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/economic_development/right_sizing/index.cfm

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USDOT is reconsidering standards for roadway design with the understanding that not all roads should be designed the same -- that local conditions; urban design and economic development goals, etc., m

I disagree.  This information is absolutely germane to the Triangle (especially rapidly changing cities and regions).  If implemented, it has the potential for profound impacts on the design standards used by local municipalities and NCDOT.

 

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Developers in the Raleigh limits/ETJ  (and I believe Morrisville also, if not more) can already build narrow residential streets if they provide off-street parking, typically behind the houses/townhomes in a service alley, and prohibit on-street parking. Hard to imagine those streets getting narrower than they already are.  The street has to be wide enough for two full-width vehicles to pass. 

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