Complete Streets, Complete Places


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The characteristics of complete streets and complete street networks. How completes streets create complete places

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  • To tame the street so all street users can share in its function for their specific needs, We have to reduce the vehicle operating speeds.
  • A schematic diagram of some of the components of an urban thoroughfare design. Point out a few of the components. Explain the complexity of integrating the components, particularly in constrained right-of-way.
  • Complete Streets, Complete Places

    1. 1. Complete Streets, Complete PlacesNorman W. GarrickUniversity of Connecticut
    2. 2. New Generation Manualsfor Urban Streets
    3. 3. Chicagoans experience city life through its streets.We must build and maintain our roadsfor healthy business districts, vibrant neighborhoods, and high quality of life– and move away from the narrow perspectives of the past.We must measure success on safety, choices, and livability.Gabe Klein, Commissioner, CDOT 2013
    4. 4. Storrs, CT2011
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    7. 7. Storrs, CT2013
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    11. 11. Why do we need Complete Streets? Economic vitality and viability Traffic safety Travel choices Sustainable access and travel
    12. 12. Three Patterns for Complete Streets1. Connected and Complete Street NetworkComplete streets function as part of a connected and complete streetnetwork with different types of streets serving different functions2. Convenience, Comfort and Safety for VulnerableRoad UsersComplete streets are convenient, safe and comfortable for all, but especiallyfor vulnerable road users3. Sense of PlaceComplete streets are places. Never just conduits for travel
    13. 13. Element 1Design Connected and Complete Street Networks
    14. 14. Street Networks
    15. 15. versusRisk of Severe Injury or Fatality*Chance of being Severely Injured30% HigherChance of being Killed50% Higher*Given that an injury occurred
    16. 16. Odds of Dying in a Road Accidentbased on Intersection Density*1 in 2001 in 500*Given that an injury occurred
    17. 17. Percentage of People Walking, Biking or Taking Transit
    18. 18. Percentage of People Walking, Biking or Taking TransitEffect of Intersection Density for Gridded Network
    19. 19. Designing Connected
    20. 20. Characteristicsof a Complete Street Network1. High Level of Connectivity at Neighborhood City-wide Regional Scale1. Frequent Intersections2. All streets are walkable and Crossable3. Wide variety of street types (Boulevard, Avenues, Streets, Lanes)
    21. 21. Element 2Design for Vulnerable Road Users
    22. 22. Who are the Vulnerable Road Users?A vulnerable user is anyone who takes to the street without armor- Stephen Plowden
    23. 23. Road UsersComplete streets mean that we shouldn’t have to be armored to feel safe on the roads
    24. 24. Vulnerability of Different Types of Road UsersChance of Dying if Injured in Road AccidentSource: Bicycle Safety and Mode Choice (Garrick 2008)Based on 24 California Cities
    25. 25. Chance of Pedestrian Fatality vs. Impact Speed
    26. 26. Street Design Factors affecting Speed Street cross-section Design Intersection and Crossing Design Relationship to Land and Building
    27. 27. Typical Elements of Sidewalk Zone
    28. 28. Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for WalkableCommunitiesTypical Width on Urban Thoroughfares9 to 12 ftWidth of AllElements varydepending onContext7 to 8 ft Next to ParkingWe Need > 5 feet> 7 is probably too much
    29. 29. RadiusRadiusRadius of Return
    30. 30. Element 3Design Streets as Places
    31. 31. Norman W. GarrickTraditional street in Kingston, Jamaica
    32. 32. Newer street in Kingston, Jamaica
    33. 33. Willimantic, CT
    34. 34. Washington, DC
    35. 35. Charleston, SC
    36. 36. Buffalo, NY
    37. 37. Charleston, SC
    38. 38. Storrs, CT2011
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    41. 41. Storrs, CT2013
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