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Pedestrian- & Transit-oriented Design

Ewing, Reid H. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Pedestrian- & Transit-oriented Design
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"Explaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private sector designers and developers seeking to make places more pedestrian- and transit-friendly. Written by a noted expert on pedestrian design and planning, this handbook contains examples of zoning codes from different localities"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Ewing, Reid H.
Title: Pedestrian- & transit-oriented design
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, Urban Land Institute,, [2013]
Characteristics: x, 118 pages :,color illustrations ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Reid Ewing and Keith Bartholomew ; with Dan Burden, Sara Zimmerman, Lauren Brown ; foreword by Janette Sadik-Khan
Contents: Introduction : Demand for walkable, transit-oriented development ; Even more so in the future ; The market begins to respond
Urban design qualities : Imageability ; Enclosure ; Human scale ; Transparency ; Complexity ; Coherence ; Legibility ; Linkage
Checklist of essential features : Medium-to-high densities ; Fine-grained mix of land uses ; Short-to-medium length blocks ; Transit routes every half mile or closer ; Two- to four-lane streets (with rare exceptions) ; Continuous sidewalks appropriately scaled ; Safe crossings ; Appropriate buffering from traffic ; Street-oriented buildings ; Comfortable and safe places to wait
Checklist of highly desirable features : Supportive commercial uses ; Grid-like street networks ; Traffic calming ; Closely spaced shade trees ; Little dead space ; Nearby parks and other public spaces ; Small-scale buildings (or articulated larger ones) ; Pedestrian-scale lighting ; Attractive transit facilities
Checklist of worthwhile additions : Landmarks ; Street walls ; Functional street furniture ; Coherent, small-scale signage ; Special pavement ; Public art ; Outdoor dining ; Underground utilities
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Summary: "Explaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private sector designers and developers seeking to make places more pedestrian- and transit-friendly. Written by a noted expert on pedestrian design and planning, this handbook contains examples of zoning codes from different localities"--Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Bartholomew, Keith
ISBN: 0874202019
9780874202014
Branch Call Number: 711.74 E956p 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: City planning Urban transportation Planning Pedestrian traffic flow Planning
Topical Term: City planning
Urban transportation
Pedestrian traffic flow
LCCN: 2013000739
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"Explaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private sector designers and developers seeking to make places more pedestrian- and transit-friendly."


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