I'm looking for specific language and requirements for street connectivity. Is new development required to provide points of access to other developments? If so, how many points, when do they have to construct, and do you have a waiver/exemption process? This is not just part of a thoroughfare plan - I'm also looking for info at the local street level.
I'm putting together a short workshop for our City Council on this topic. We have a connectivity requirement in our Code, but the Council keeps granting waivers. This results in self-contained developments with limited access to/from a major thoroughfare only, resulting on longer trips and bottlenecks on major arterials and thoroughfares. We are trying to get them to see the bigger picture - emergency services times, pressure on existing transit plan, etc.
What do you have in terms of requirements? I'd love to provide examples of how other towns have addressed this issue. And if your town is in Texas, my Texas-centric acting CM would really like me to include your info!