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Tactical Urbanism as a Professional Tool

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How professionals are adopting Tactical Urbanism to achieve goals.

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Tactical Urbanism as a Professional Tool

  1. 1. IQC Shane Hampton OU Institute for Quality Communities TACTICAL URBANISM as a Professional Tool
  2. 2. IQC Today > IQC Overview > What is Tactical Urbanism? > Street Design Opportunities > Making Tactical Urbanism Professional
  3. 3. IQC OU COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE Institute for Quality Communities
  4. 4. IQC The built environment is so important to the kind of future we want to craft.” OU President David L. Boren “  
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  8. 8. IQC Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Jane Jacobs “  
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  10. 10. IQC First life, then spaces, then buildings. The other way around never works.” Jan Gehl “  
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  12. 12. IQC It is difficult to design a space that will not attract people. What is remarkable is how often this has been accomplished.” William H. Whyte “  
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  14. 14. IQC Streets have been the places where children first learned about the world, where neighbors met, the social centers of towns and cities…” Donald Appleyard “  
  15. 15. IQC Every time we change Oklahoma’s built environment, there is an opportunity to enhance our health, social ties, and economy.
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  18. 18. IQC WHAT’S TACTICAL URBANISM? Lighter, quicker, cheaper, experimental problem-solving for cities.
  19. 19. IQC TACTICAL URBANISM
  20. 20. IQC CHAIRBOMBING
  21. 21. IQC WAYFINDING
  22. 22. IQC TRAFFIC CALMING
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  24. 24. IQC STREET DESIGN
  25. 25. IQC POP-UP MARKET
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  27. 27. IQC WAYFINDING
  28. 28. IQC STREET FESTIVAL
  29. 29. IQC PARKLET
  30. 30. IQC If there is a problem or opportunity in the neighborhood, how can we address it more quickly?
  31. 31. IQC Street Design in Oklahoma
  32. 32. IQC Main Street Right-of-Way
  33. 33. IQC Main Street Right-of-Way
  34. 34. IQC Number of Lanes
  35. 35. IQC Most main streets only have two lanes, but…
  36. 36. IQC Width of Lanes
  37. 37. IQC Lanes of 10’ to 11’ can Calm traffic Reduce Collisions Reduce the crossing distance
  38. 38. IQC Parking
  39. 39. IQC On-street parking helps business!
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  41. 41. IQC The average Oklahoma main street carries 5,500 vehicles per day
  42. 42. IQC Traffic Per Lane
  43. 43. IQC The average lane on Oklahoma main streets carries 2,200 vehicles per day
  44. 44. IQC Catering to fast-moving regional traffic degrades the main street experience for those who spend their time and money in a community.
  45. 45. IQC Is it worth it to narrow or remove a lane of traffic to make cars flow more slowly along our most treasured, unique, interesting streets?
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  54. 54. IQC District 1 25k vehicles/day 4 lanes Fast traffic Poor walkability 41% 22% 75% District 2 14k vehicles/day 2 lanes Fast traffic Poor walkability District 3 8k vehicles/day 2 lanes Slower traffic Great walkability How often do you visit more than one business in a trip to this area?
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  67. 67. IQCPhoto: Jason Orr, City Manager, Newkirk
  68. 68. IQC Interim Design tests and builds support for additional permanent improvements.
  69. 69. IQC INTERIM DESIGN Photo: NACTO
  70. 70. IQC INTERIM DESIGN Photo: Streetsblog
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  72. 72. IQC Interim Design in Oklahoma.
  73. 73. IQC MIDTOWN Oklahoma City
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  83. 83. IQC A BETTER CLASSEN
  84. 84. IQC 16TH AND CLASSEN Slip lanes encourage fast traffic toward Mesta Park and Plaza District Confusing intersection for drivers Difficult to navigate as a pedestrian or cyclist
  85. 85. IQC 16TH AND CLASSEN
  86. 86. IQC 16TH AND CLASSEN Close slip lanes with pavement to plaza techniques Bold crosswalks The gateway to the Plaza District
  87. 87. IQC 5TH AND CLASSEN 86’ curb-to-curb paving width 95’ ramp-to-ramp crossing distance Traffic counts no longer support double left turn lanes
  88. 88. IQC 5TH AND CLASSEN
  89. 89. IQC 5TH AND CLASSEN Replace turn lane with pavement to plaza median Include planters or public art element The gateway to downtown
  90. 90. IQC Look out for “Lost Space” > Extra lanes > Wide lanes > Wide crossing distances > Right-turn channels > Desirable mid-block crossings > Empty parking lots And change your city for the better.
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