Comment 113052

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted July 24, 2015 at 10:30:57

A couple of other good urban design rules of thumb:

  1. Buildings as tall as the street is wide (in mid-density areas).

  2. Total width of sidewalks equals total width of street for vehicles. This was used in Paris and ensures sidewalks are wide enough to be comfortable for pedestrians on wide streets, and that there is enough space for trees and benches. (In Hamilton sidewalks are a standard 1.5m - 1.8m on most streets regardless of width or traffic: even on Main Street near Queen or Bay Street near Central School! any additional road allowance is given over to vehicles.)

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2015-07-24 10:41:57

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