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Placemaking Conference: Walkable Cities

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  • 1. WALKABLECITIES:WHY AND HOW.OU Institute forQuality CommunitiesApril 3, 2013JEFF SPECK AICP CNU-A LEED-ND Hon. ASLA
  • 2. IFPEDESTRIANSMAKE PLACE. . .HOW DO YOU GETPEOPLE TO WALK?
  • 3. WHY BEWALKABLE?
  • 4. IFPEDESTRIANSMAKE PLACE. . .HOW DO YOU GETPEOPLE TO WALK?
  • 5. IFPEDESTRIANSMAKE PLACE. . .HOW DO YOU GETPEOPLE TO WALK?
  • 6. IFPEDESTRIANSMAKE PLACE. . .HOW DO YOU GETPEOPLE TO WALK?
  • 7. A GENERALTHEORY OFWALKABILITY
  • 8. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 9. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 10. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 11. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 12. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 13. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 14. WHAT IS MISSING ORUNDER-REPRESENTED?• Office• Retail• Dining• Entertainment• Housing• Schools• Recreation• Worship• Parking
  • 15. WHAT IS MISSING ORUNDER-REPRESENTED?• Office• Retail• Dining• Entertainment• Housing• Schools• Recreation• Worship• Parking
  • 16. WHAT IS MISSING ORUNDER-REPRESENTED?• Office• Retail• Dining• Entertainment• Housing• Schools• Recreation• Worship• Parking
  • 17. WHAT IS UNDERPRICED ANDOVER-REPRESENTED?• Office• Retail• Dining• Entertainment• Housing• Schools• Recreation• Worship• Parking
  • 18. WHAT IS UNDERPRICED ANDOVER-REPRESENTED?• Office• Retail• Dining• Entertainment• Housing• Schools• Recreation• Worship• Parking
  • 19. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 20. Typically, 2 lanescan easily handle10,000 cars perday.
  • 21. DESIGNATED ARTERIALS(4 Lanes or More):Sheridan: Peak 10,066Hudson: Peak 8389Robinson: Peak 56324th: Peak 56636th: Peak 4507
  • 22. Hudson Avenue: 8389 Cars/Day 6 lanes
  • 23. Vancouver, WA
  • 24. “Broad is the road thatleads to destruction...narrow is the road thatleads to life”(Matthew 7:13-14)
  • 25. 8.4 Curb RadiiLimit the sweep of the curbs at intersections.
  • 26. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 27. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 28. 11.5 Hiding Parking LotsLocate parking lots out of sight.
  • 29. HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO WALK?• A REASON TO WALK(BALANCE OF USES)• A SAFE WALK(REALITY AND PERCEPTION)• A COMFORTABLE WALK(SPACE AND ORIENTATION)• AN INTERESTING WALK(SIGNS OF HUMANITY)
  • 30. HOW CAN WEDO ALLTHOSETHINGS???
  • 31. URBANTRIAGE
  • 32. FIXINGSTREETS
  • 33. FIXINGSTREET-WALLS
  • 34. FIXDOWNTOWNFIRST
  • 35. jeff@jeffspeck.com
  • 36. jeffspeck.comjeff@jeffspeck.com

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