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THE POWER OF DesiredCOLLECTIVE IMPACT Outcomes Transformative Projects New Collaborations Identify Opportunities Walk/Live St. Louis 2012 EPA Grant – West End CONNECTING THE DOTS... REALTORS –> New Partners for Smart GrowthNeed for a more walkable St. Louis
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Houston, Texas How Do We Get to Truly Reasonable Speeds and costs? We find ourselves stuck in a transportation planning paradigm that was developed in an environment completely different than where we are now. We continueAnywhere in California to build roads that are affordable and maintainable. Not only that they produce high driving speeds, at the expense of our health, our safety, and our government budgets. Today safety losses on our streets are higher than our congestion costs.
If you plan citiesfor cars andtraffic, you getcars and traffic.If you plan forpeople andplaces, you getpeople andplaces.
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More Association Neighborhood Pride People to watch over one another Sense of community Crystal Beach, Florida
The Average U.S. Family now pays $16,000 per year in health care costs, and this figure is rising.With almost double the costper capita of the averageWestern nations, the U.S.receives less in the way ofhealth care and healthoutcomes.This makes us vulnerable inglobal competitionSource: The Kaiser Family Foundation, April 2011
St Louis’s Abundance Inventory People PlanetHistory, culture, Water, sunshine,visitors, jobs, daylight, heat, landpreservation, historic green spaces,buildings, great schools waterfront,of learning, many biodiversity, trees,cultural heroes, harvestable energy,walkability/linkages, urban, suburbancivic engagement, and rural habitatneighborhood villages,housing, Prosperity Diverse culture, arts & economy, proximity to the nation, river transport, great seasonal attractions, tourism, urban trails, well priced housing. education, access to health, healthy lifestyles, affordability, arts, sciences
Switching from driving toProsperous Communities walking to transit to bicyclingwill be compact, connected will be seamless. Incentives forand focused at a human scale driving will be removed.
America’s First Development 1550 feet from THE CHEERS BAR, 6 other bars, 8 deli’s, 4 banks, 3 hardware stores, 2 florists, 18 restaurants, 5 churches, grocer, pharmacist, medical and dozens more.Beacon Hill, Boston
The Illustrative Plan (above) is the result of this planning process; it shows thehypothetical buildout of the corridor, locating building footprints (newand existing), open space, and parking areas. The corridor was divided into fourstudy areas, the Western Gateway, the Neighborhood Center, the Village Center,and the Town Center. Each area has it’s own unique characteristics and challengeswhich were addressed.Quick sketches were done to study buildings that would result from the hypotheticalbuilding footprints in the Illustrative Plan, combined with the proposed height limitsin the study areas and potential architectural regulations of the new code. eachstreet, which corresponds to written code regulations.
Size neighborhoods for a 5-minute walk Design for a mix of land uses: Make blocks a walkable size:Neighborhood Centers • Block perimeters of 1,500’ to 2,000’ • Create a connected network of streets Civic Parks Centers include denser Buildings and Open housing, a square, civic Spaces uses, and neighborhood- oriented retail.
Lee Road Mixed Use Extension Redevelopment Residential W.P.V. RedevelopmentDevelopment
If Cities are to reduceauto-dependence aworking alternativeshould include:Strip centers arereplaced with townsquares, destinationsare a walkable scale
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Every blizzard proves motorists prefer two lane roadsIndeed they place medians and edge buffers on 4-lane roads when they getto design them (before snow plows arrive). So why not convert to 2-3 lanes,