WIT Press


The Sustainable Street - Major Premises For Street Design

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,159 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000371

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

E. Lillebye

Abstract

Traditionally the street has served as an arena for activities covering a blend of functions and traffic forms. However, throughout the last 50-70 years we have moved away from this by introducing the urban segregated traffic system. For some decades, the consequences of traffic separations have been questioned, and the problem crassly worded: "Are car-free cities the best ones?" In several countries large funds are being spent on reconstructing cities and urban areas with a view to improvement of traffic solutions as well as the conditions for meeting places and social life. As the street might be regarded as "the pulse of the city", it is of vital importance that the street regain its position as the main commercial and social arena of the traditional city. A city is dependent upon sustainable streets to become sustainable itself, streets that can meet the incre

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