I wish I was going to Buffalo next week for CNU 22 , confab of new urbanists. My closest approach
was sitting in a room with Ian Lockwood this past week.
Ian shared his transportation philosophy, spoke earnestly about connectivity, and showed a map
that alternately intrigues and terrifies. What exactly is a framework street? Reserving judgement until it is
possible to learn more. Does the finish detail of the Duke of Gloucester Street qualify for a modern framework street?
Some new wine doesn’t belong in the old bottle.
2 thoughts on “framework street?”
Streets in cities can be divided into two types: framework streets and non-framework
streets. Framework streets are generally those that are long in length and serve as
major emergency routes. Non-framework streets include the rest of the streets.–Ian Lockwood
Non-framework streets are all the other
streets in the street network. The majority of the streets in the city are non-framework streets.
Non-framework streets provide access to houses, businesses, offices, and parks, and are rarely
used by emergency vehicles except for local calls. The sorts of traffic calming measures that are
appropriate for non-framework streets include cross-section measures and “periodic
measures.” Periodic measures are spaced intermittently, rather than continuously. They are
very popular on non-framework streets because they are inexpensive when compared to crosssection
measures, which typically require construction along the entire length of the street.–Deerfield Beach
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