The street is transformed by removing a travel lane in each direction, adding protected cycle lanes, and widening the sidewalks to encourage multiple mobility options.
Configure a bidirectional cycle track on one side when the right-of-way width is limited. Vertical elements separating the cycle track are essential to preventing incursions and providing a high level of comfort. See: Cycle Facilities.
Widen sidewalks to provide space for vendors, street furniture, artwork, and trees that activate and revitalize the street edge.
Locate active uses such as vendors along blank building walls, parking spaces, or fences in order to improve the pedestrian experience. See: Designing for People Doing Business.
Provide parallel parking on one side of the street, alternating with trees and green infrastructure. Eliminate parking at intersections and extend curbs to improve safety and increase visibility.
Use selected parking spaces for parklets to provide additional public space. See: Parklets.
For blocks larger than 100 m, design mid-block crossings between key destinations to increase permeability. See: Pedestrian Crossings.
Lima, Peru. A parklet increases the public space available for people to enjoy with low-cost seating, paint, and recycled materials.