Pedestrian- & Transit-oriented Design
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
Pedestrian traffic flow
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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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