Street classification is an important and useful planning tool used in creating a comprehensive, understandable transportation system. The classification of streets serves several purposes. Having an updated classification map:
Allows city officials to clearly communicate the functional purpose of a street to the general public in the context of the overall transportation system;
Facilitates understanding of the functional and operational differences between the different types of streets;
Facilitates understanding of the jurisdictional responsibility for various streets and roads, and the methods of financing roadway improvements; and
Serves as a guide and reference to design and operational decisions that may be made concerning the future improvement of any given street segment
The draft Transportation System Plan (TSP) will be available for public review in July and public hearings on the proposed TSP and street classification changes are expected to begin in September.