Power to the people : the reconstruction of streets focusing on the predestrian realm and the boulevard

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dc.contributor.advisor Spangler, Ronald L.
dc.contributor.author La Frenais, Jared en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:14Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z53 2003 .L34 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181761
dc.description.abstract Near the start of the 1930s and intensifying after World War II, the emerging field of traffic engineering embraced the concept of "the functional classification of streets" (Jacobs 2002). With an increase in the number of automobiles and trucks, there was a greater demand for adequate travel routes between locations. The need for limited access roadways or other streets serving single or limited functions seemed justifiable. This new approach to transportation planning concentrated on auto traffic and strove to accomplish a specialization of urban streets according to the movement functions they were primarily intended to serve (Jacobs 2002). The new objectives for street design showed a concern for the vehicle, but very little concern for the pedestrians and the environmental quality of the streets. The power of the street space had been shifted from those who live around it, to those who pass through it.In recent times, the deterioration of our public streets has been brought to the forefront of city issues. We have recognized a problem and now question the evolution that brought us from the once pedestrian oriented streets to the current vehicular dominated streets. Design focus now again includes the detail design of the elements of a street, not just the buildings that line them or their vehicular functions. When working towards enhancing the pedestrian realm, the concept of the boulevard rises to the surface having much to teach. Boulevards are first and foremost public, and their design purpose, beyond that of the movement of goods and vehicles, is for people (Jacobs 2002). This study attempted to analyze the design concepts of the boulevard, combined with the current trends of "great streets", and apply them to a deteriorated site. Information gathered from various successful examples of past streets and public space was compiled and used for guidance and case studies.The location targeted for the purpose of this study was a segment of Tillotson between Riverside and White River Boulevard. The site is overrun by the vehicle and pedestrian use is severely limited. This study provides a master plan intended to help increase the quality of life along this commercial corridor.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 60 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture. en_US
dc.title Power to the people : the reconstruction of streets focusing on the predestrian realm and the boulevard en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.notes "LA 404 5th year comprehensive projects".
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1258144 en_US

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