COMMENTS ON THE PATTERN OF STREETS

THESE GENTLEMEN CRITICIZE ALEXANDERS SOLUTION TO THE PATTERN OF PARALLEL STREETS BY OBJECTING TO: THE MEASURE OF AVERAGE DETOUR, ARBITRARY REQUIREMENTS, THE LENGTH OF DETOUR DUE TO LOOPS, THE FACT THAT PERCENTAGE DETOUR DECREASES WITH TRIP LENGTH WHEREAS IT SHOULD BE PROPORTIONAL TO TRIP LENGTH, THE NOISE LEVEL IS TOO HIGH, UNWARRANTED DRIVER STRESS WOULD BE CREATED DRIVING ON THE PROPOSED PATTERN, THE AREA BETWEEN THE STREETS IS DANGEROUS, THE STREET PATTERN DOES NOT TAKE LAND USE DISTRIBUTION INTO ACCOUNT AND SINCE TRANSPORTATION IS A SYSTEMS PROBLEM IT SHOULD NOT BE STATED AS AN ABSTRACT PATTERN INDEPENDENT OF LOCAL CONSIDERATIONS. REFERENCES: THE PATTERN OF STREETS, CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER, JOURNAL OF AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PLANNERS, SEPT. 1966.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 33, No 5, PP 409-414, 2 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Carson, D H
    • Roosen-runge, P H
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

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  • Created Date: Feb 6 1994 12:00AM