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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-096
Date: July 2006
Lesson 6: Traditional Neighborhood Design
- What is traditional neighborhood design?
- How does traditional neighborhood design encourage bicycling and walking?
- What are the different elements of traditional neighborhood design?
Elements of Traditional Neighborhood Design
- Basic street layout.
- Use of alleys.
- Street design speed.
- Street width.
- Curb radii.
- Intersection geometry.
- Street trees and landscaping.
- Street lighting.
- Sidewalk width and location.
- Building setbacks.
|Source: ENR, May 9, 1994.|
- When done correctly, traditional neighborhood design encourages bicycling and walking.
- There are many design elements that constitute a traditional neighborhood.
- There are several other benefits besides those for bicycling and walking.
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