Pedestrian & Transit-Oriented Design

This informative book presents a step by step guide to designing walkable communities for pedestrians and transit riders alike. The table of contents includes the following: Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Urban Design Qualities; Chapter 3: A-Checklist of Essential Features - (1) Medium-to-High Densities, (2) Mix of Land Uses, (3) Short-to-Medium Length Blocks, (4) Transit Routes Every Half-Mile Maximum, (5) Two- to Four-Lane Streets (with Rare Exceptions), (6) Continuous Sidewalks Wide Enough for Couples, (7) Safe Crossings, (8) Appropriate Buffering from Traffic, (9) Street-Oriented Buildings, (10) Comfortable and Safe Places to Wait; Chapter 4: A Checklist of Highly Desirable Features - (1) Supportive Commercial Uses, (2) Grid-like Street Networks, (3) Traffic Calming, (4) Closely Spaced Shade Trees, (5) Not Much "Dead" Space (or Visible Parking), (6) Nearby Parks and Other Public Spaces, (7) Small-Scale Buildings (or Articulated Larger Ones), (8) Pedestrian-Scale Lighting, (9) Classy Looking Transit Facilities; Chapter 5: A Checklist of Nice Additions - (1) Landmarks, (2) "Street Walls", (3) Functional Street Furniture, (4) Coherent, Small-Scale Signage, (5) Special Paving, (6) Public Art, (7) Water Features, (8) Outdoor Dining, (9) Underground Utilities; Chapter 6: Conclusion; Appendix A: What the Travel Literature Tells Us; Appendix B: What the Visual Preference Literature Tells Us; Appendix C: What the Hedonic Price Literature Tells Us; Appendix D: What the Traffic Safety Literature Tells Us; Appendix E: What TOD Manuals Tell Us.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 150p

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  • Accession Number: 01483077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780874202014
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2013 1:11PM