Lane Miles Per Dwelling Unit

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Goal: The goal of Lane Miles Per Dwelling Unit is to decrease the amount of City lane miles added for each new dwelling unit added.

The total lane miles of streets maintained by the City are an important barometer of the efficiency of our land use patterns. By reducing the amount of new street pavement added to the city compared to the additional development activity the system serves, future street maintenance costs will be reduced because there will be less pavement to maintain per person. Environmental impacts (such as from storm water) will become more manageable. Positively affected areas of the city should become more livable at a human scale. PlanCOS ideas and priorities that contribute to this indicator include increased density in targeted activity centers and corridors, infillDevelopment of vacant land within previously built areas. These areas are already served by public infrastructures, such as transportation and utilities. Parks and open space are also considered infill, since they are permanent uses for vacant parcels. and redevelopment, use of technology to enhance existing transportation capacity, and recommendations for narrower local street profiles. This indicator is intended primarily to be used as a citywide measure but may also be used to track activity and progress in sub-areas of the city.

Table: Net City Lane Miles Added

  2017 2018 2019
Total Lane Miles 5,849.45 5,972.75 6133.13
Added Lane Miles N/A 123.30 160.13
Total Dwelling Units 197,312 200,897 204,118
New DU in Infill and Redevelopment 579 1,166 1,227
Added Dwelling Units 3,230 3,585 3,221
Lane Miles Per Added Dwelling Units   0.034 0.05
Lane Miles Per Dwelling Units Overall Citywide 0.030 0.030 0.03

Data: Data is not and will not be available prior to 2017, year-end.

Source: Colorado Springs Cartegraph OMS database