redefine your street capacity

Posted on February 11, 2012


“Street capacity” is usually defined as the amount of moving vehicles that can be pumped through in a given period of time. Here’s another definition for street capacity: the performance of a street; a measurement of a street’s ability to maximize economic development and livability consistent with its context. In other words, what is a street capable of?

When streets close for festivals, the average person doesn’t wonder about typical vehicular delay or level of service. They wonder what to experience next and where to spend the next wad of cash. (Here’s a related story on that.)