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What charactertics define a walkable downtown?

Low scale buildings

bulletPoint8px Wide range of uses (residential, commercial, institutional, etc.)

bulletPoint8px Affordable housing opportunities

bulletPoint8px Regional destination and transit facilities

bulletPoint8px Low and medium scale
                                                                                        buildings fronting street

bulletPoint8px Range of housing
                                                                                        densities

 

downtownSidewalks-3

bulletPoint8px Living over the store

bulletPoint8px Pedestrian scale
    signage

bulletPoint8px Extensive sidewalk
     network

bulletPoint8px On and off-street
    parking

bulletPoint8px Parking behind stores

bulletPoint8px Street furniture

bulletPoint8px Street trees

These "tools" are used to protect, enhance and encourage a walkable downtown.

downtownConnections

bulletPoint8px Encourage appropriate scale of residential and commercial uses

bulletPoint8px Orient store entrances on street

bulletPoint8px Provide a mix of on and off-street parking

bulletPoint8px Pedestrian connections
                                                                                      between streets and
                                                                                      parking

 

Crosswalk

bulletPoint8px Special districts

bulletPoint8px Crosswalks and
    bollards

bulletPoint8px Traffic calming devices

bulletPoint8px Façade/design
    guidelines

bulletPoint8px Signage and tree
    ordinances