D. Roadways and Transportation

D. Roadways and Transportation
  • Issue D1

Over the past twenty years, roadway and transportation issues have represented some of the most important issues confronting the residents of Conway. Concerns relating to the Conway bypass, most notably relating to environmental implications and necessity, have been, and will continue to be debated for some time. It should be noted that as a productive and pragmatic planning tool, the master plan has included recommendations that work within the established plan for the proposed bypass and other roadway improvements. It is felt that an opportunity exists to capitalize on these improvements by incorporating necessary design features, where appropriate, which will improve Conway’s quality of life.

  • Issue D2

Throughout the master planning process, residents indicated that parking was a key issue in several areas of Conway. Residents generally agreed that there was too much parking in some portions of the town, while parking spaces were at a premium in others. Generally, typical parking standards have been designed to accommodate the largest potential volume of vehicles for a respective land use. They also tend to disregard the supply of public parking spaces within the local area - spaces which could potentially be used for a respective development. Conway is in a unique position to review and revise its parking regulations in order to better reflect the distinctive and individual land use characteristics, as well as vehicular travel patterns, found within the village and non-village areas.

Recommended Actions Time Period (Years)
D. Roadways and Transportation 1-2 3-5 6-10
  1. Review and revise the town's land use regulations to address flexibility in street design and encourage alternative designs that would complement neighborhood streetscapes while maintaining safety and efficiency.

Policy Goals and Objectives: D3, D5, D6
Implementation Responsibility: Planning Board
Support Agency: Planning Department and Public Works Department

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  1. Review and revise Conway's land use regulations to encourage more flexible, usable and appealing parking system throughout the town. Specific emphasis should be placed on sizing parking lots based on reasonable demand, encouraging shared parking facilities, establishing a "parking credit" program, and parking facility placement and landscaping.

Policy Goals and Objectives: D2
Implementation Responsibility: Planning Board
Support Agencies: COCs, CVFD, NCWP, SAU9, Planning Department

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  1. Prepare plans for gateways at major entrance points to Conway as well as street cross-section plans and traffic calming measures in North Conway Village and Conway Village.

Policy Goals and Objectives: D3, D4, F1
Implementation Responsibility: Planning Board
Support Agency: Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, Planning Department

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