The Path to Pedestrianization

Epstein, Lee R.
May 2005
Planning;May2005, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p23
Trade Publication
The author of this article addresses the issue of cul-de-sac streets cutting off connectivity for local residents. His modest solution to the disconnections is the creation of dedicated pedestrian path. Pedestrian paths between and among houses were popularized in the U.S. in the early twentieth century, first in Radburn, New Jersey, and later on in new towns like Greenbelt, Maryland. The first step in a suburban retrofit is for the local jurisdiction, in an open and public process, to identify potential linkages, for instance, a path connecting a series of cul-de-sacs to a local arterial.


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