Access and Mobility
Measure existing mode share, noting shifts at different times of the day and week. Identify areas that lack access to collective transport, cycle, and pedestrian infrastructure.
Design street networks to support desirable mode share goals. Prioritizing infrastructure investments that ensure walking, cycling, and collective transport are more enticing choices than private car use.
Promote car and bike share programs, develop pricing strategies, and manage networks to achieve desirable mode share targets.
Street Networks and Connectivity
Consider the existing and potential role of each street in the larger network. Note how and where networks for different modes of mobility overlap. Identify critical citywide or regional connections along specific corridors and determine how local needs change with context.
Plan, organize, and retrofit street networks to prioritize direct, safe, and convenient walking, cycling, and collective transport access and connectivity. Support connections between different modes of mobility by providing comfortable facilities at transfer points.
Measure block sizes in the urban fabric and identify how these impact walkability.
Design new street networks to keep blocks small, promoting a walkable city that offers multiple route options.
Identify where large existing blocks can be broken down in scale with safe and well-designed paths and laneways to increase permeability and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists.
When large blocks cannot be reduced in size, identify areas where mid-block crossings can increase permeability within neighborhoods.