Although pedestrian and bicycle use of the Corridor is limited, allow sufficient width along the roadway so that pedestrians can walk safely and bicyclists have a safe place to stop or move away from traffic. Formal sidewalks are not recommended.
Do not plant trees or install fencing, accessory structures, or other improvements immediately adjacent to the Route 31 West public right-of-way. Instead, locate all private improvements away from the public right-of-way. Improvements located close to the road can be subject to damage by snow plows, snow drifts, and vehicles that veer off the roadway.
LANDSCAPE SCREENING, WALLS, AND FENCES
DG22. Plant trees and other plant materials in random, natural patterns.
Use native and naturalized plant materials. Native plants have ecological needs for water, sunlight, and nutrients acclimated to the region’s climate and soil types.
ROUTE 31 WEST CORRIDOR DESIGN GUIDE
DRAFT: MARCH 2009