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Emergency Response and Street Design Initiave

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John Norquist, CNU's President and CEO outlines the importance of narrower, interconnected street networks, and how connectivity, ranging from the regional scale to the local neighborhood, block and street scale is contrary to common thought, critical to reducing emergency response times. While streets should be as integral as common civic space as the buildings that reside on them are, narrower, connected street networks also contribute to the overall safety and health of a city's design.

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Emergency Response and Street Design Initiave

  1. 1. Emergency Response & Street Design Initiative
  2. 2. What is the Initiative? <ul><li>ICC code changes-less than 20 foot clear </li></ul><ul><li>Building an Alliance with Emergency Responders </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying the Benefits of Narrower Connected Street Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at Public Health </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2.4 7.6 (per 500’ block) Narrower streets are safer streets, but Fire operations must be accommodated
  4. 5. Dissected and Disconnected
  5. 6. Connected and Integrated
  6. 7. Traffic related issues; Fire Related Issues;

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