Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2012 Great Streets

photo courtesy of the bailey post

The American Planning Association (APA) has announced its 2012 list of Great Streets across the country. What is a Great Street, you ask? The APA considers three main characteristics in its evaluation of streets:
  1. Street Form and Composition - Does the street accommodate multiple users? Does it encourage social interaction?
  2. Street Character and Personality - Does the street reflect the local culture? Is it an interesting place to be?
  3. Street Environment and Sustainable Practices - Does the street use green infrastructure? Does it promote sustainability?
This year, the streets that demonstrate all those characteristics are (not in California): 
  • Duval Street in Key West, Florida
  • Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Main Street in Bozeman, Montana
  • Wall Street in Kingston, New York
  • Fifth Avenue in New York, New York
  • Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Shaker Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia
  • Broad Street in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee
You can view pictures and details about the streets on the APA's website here.

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