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The widths, lengths, shapes, and orientation of blocks shall be suited to the planned use of the land, including supporting green development; zoning requirements; need for convenient pedestrian, bicycle, and motor vehicle access; control and safety of street traffic; and the limitations and opportunities of topography and other natural resource features. In addition:

(a) Lengths. Blocks in residential areas shall not as a general rule be less than 600 feet nor more than 1,500 feet in length unless otherwise dictated by preservation of natural resource features, including exceptional topography, or other limiting factors of good design.

(b) Bicycle and Pedestrian/Recreation Ways of not less than 20 feet in easement or right-of – way width may be required between side and/or rear lot lines where deemed necessary by the town or County zoning committee to provide safe and convenient pedestrian, bicycle, or recreational circulation or access between individual lots, streams, lakeshores, park lands, or other public areas, or may be required near the center and entirely across any block over 900 feet in length where deemed essential by the town or County zoning committee to provide adequate pedestrian, bicycle, or recreational circulation or access to schools, parks, shopping centers, employment centers, houses of worship, or transportation facilities. The final plat, CSM, or condominium plat shall contain a special restriction addressing by whom these ways will be maintained.

(c) Width. Blocks shall have sufficient width to provide for two tiers of lots of appropriate depth except where a single tier of lots may be necessary to separate development from through traffic, such as with reverse frontage lots, or to protect and preserve natural resources.

(d) Utility Easements. See Section 14.07-9(a). [Code § 14.07-6, 2018.]