sustainable street network principles

Posted on January 26, 2012

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Download the ‘Sustainable Street Network Principles‘, a new document from CNU’s (@NewUrbanism) Project for Transportation Reform. Many engineers won’t be able to sit still after the preamble. (If they make it past the preamble.) Here’s a taste:

We assert that current transportation engineering addresses only limited individual components of the region’s street network. This results in a fragmented and inefficient system that fails to adequately engage the social, environmental, and economic aspirations of communities.

We advocate a return to the historic understanding of the street network as a fundamental framework for safe, livable communities, where the human scale of the individual and the act of walking represent the basic unit of design.

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