Global Street Design Guide

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Global Street Design Guide

Neighborhood Streets

Neighborhood streets are where communities are built. They are the front doors to homes, schools, stores, restaurants, and extensions of parks and playgrounds. They are places where people spend time, children play, and neighbors meet.

The main streets, or high streets, provide access to local services while offering mobility choices that connect them to other parts of the city. Often vibrant and bustling with commercial activity, the primary corridors move significant volumes of

people every day and may host special events and markets. The adjacent residential areas, however, generally have quieter streets that invite traffic to move at slower speeds.

Well-designed sidewalks, provision of cycle facilities, shade trees, and traffic calming measures ensure that people are invited to walk or cycle to local destinations through these neighborhood streets.

New York City, USA

Adapted by Global Street Design Guide published by Island Press.

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