Making Streets for Walking: Dan Burden on Reforming Design Standards
Image from "Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares." Source: Claire Vlach, Bottomley Design & Planning.
Via Noah Kazis at StreetsBlog, here is a great conversation with Dan Burden, the founder and executive director of Walkable Communities, Inc. The interview focuses on a recent report Burden helped develop, "Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach."
Kazis writes in the intro:
One important step [to more walkable cities] is a new report co-authored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). "Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach" aims to define a more humane engineering language for streets. The report is intended to supplement the Green Book [the engineering guidelines by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials] by laying out a set of design standards that make sense in places where people can get around by foot or on a bicycle.
Dan Burden in Michigan
As some of you may recall, Dan Burden visited Michigan last February to address nearly 50 representatives from local communities, universities, nonprofits and business. Check out our blog post on his visit.blog comments powered by Disqus