A mixed-use building in Portland, Oregon. Retail below, residential above.
Sufficient residential densities support the local corner store. San Francisco, California.
Page 29: "Walkable neighborhoods have a manageable block structure and a fine network of streets."
Street and block plan in a proposed Master Plan for Wheaton, Illinois, courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Urban Design Studio.
Street and block proposal for Wealthy/Jefferson area, Grand Rapids, MI. Courtesy of the Inner City Christian Federation.
State Street, Santa Barbara
This comparison between the street hierarchy, on the left, and the grid system, on the right, make it clear that adjacency does not equal accessibility. Note that in both plans the home and school are in the same positions relative to each other. But in the street hierarchy one would typically drive to school along the collectors and arterials, while in the grid one can easily walk.
Page 29: "Walkable neighborhoods are typically laid out so that special buildings occupy special sites."
A design study for Congress Parkway, looking west, Chicago. Courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Urban Design Studio.
City Hall of Savannah, Georgia, at the top of Bull Street. A terminated vista.
A place of worship in Copenhagen. A terminated vista.
Page 29: "Walkable neighborhoods are connected to other neighborhoods and to the central business district by way of public transit."
A tram line in Antwerp, Belgium.
Commuter Rail in Seattle.