Placemaking Conference: Walkable Cities

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Placemaking Conference: Walkable Cities

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

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