Urban Design: Pedestrian-Only Shopping Streets Make Communities More Livable
Pedestrian-oriented shopping streets can be key to making communities more livable, particularly when they are well designed, managed and strategically connected to networks of public transit, pedestrian paths and bike routes.
More and more people around the world want their communities -neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities- to be more liveable. Liveable communities provide residents with opportunities to enjoy a high quality of life by allowing them to live in a variety of housing options and to walk, bike or take public transportation to go to the places they most frequently need to go every day, such as work, schools, grocery stores, shopping malls, parks, recreational areas and health facilities.
Community mobility networks -such as networks of pedestrian paths, bicycle routes and public transportation – in combination with other community components – such as pedestrian-only shopping streets (POSS), dedicated cycling routes, and liveable streets- can make a major contribution towards making our communities more liveable. Read More… http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/luis-rodriguez/130276/pedestrian-only-shopping-streets-make-communities-more-livable