The Dirt on Vancouver Greenways

October 5, 2009 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

The blog of the American Society of Landscape Architects is brilliantly called “The Dirt.”   And there you can find an interview with this city’s Greenway planner, Sandra James.  (Everyone calls her Sandy.)

Here’s a clip:

In 1992, we were a bit ahead of the curve — a group of landscape architects and people who were genuinely interested in the walking environment formed an Urban Landscape Taskforce and looked at designing a system of streets that went border to border, called “greenways.”

These streets have sidewalks, pedestrian ramps at each corner of the sidewalk, pedestrian activated intersection controls where needed, infiltration bulges, way finding, public plantings, benches, water fountains and public art. But, functionally, they really are called green streets in any other part of the country or in North America.”

More here.

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