Livable Streets and Livable Centers

By · April 15, 2009 · Filed in Outside the box

Here are a couple of great examples of urban design policy recommendations and standards that can help transform urban environments such as Greater Downtown Waco.  One is from the Livable Streets Initiative and one is from our neighbors to the south the Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governmets.  Let me know what you think.

http://awesome.goodmagazine.com/transparency/web/0904/livable-streets.html

http://www.h-gac.com/community/livable/publications/documents/livable_centers_brochure.pdf

Comments

I think the “No Impact Man” version of why cars need to be reduced is quite fitting: http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2008/12/the-true-cost-o.html

“Even if you don’t own a car, research also shows that the more traffic on our city street the fewer friends we have, because the traffic causes to spend less time hanging out in our neighborhood.”

…basically fewer cars = friendlier people (now if we can just work out sane public transportation or better parking options!)

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