Streets Reconsidered provides a roadmap to redesigning city streets for living, along with driving — Streets that accommodate people of all ages and abilities, using all travel modes, and promoting healthy urban living, social interaction, enhanced commerce, and environmental sensitivity.
The book is divided into six main sections each reflecting an important role for contemporary streets These are: Flexible streets, Social streets, Shopping streets, Play streets, Growing streets, and Resilient streets.
Each section includes:
- An introduction to the core concepts and benefits of each street type.
- Case studies showing the concepts in use. The cases are fully illustrated and include photos and measured plans and elevation schematics to show how the street works. Cases are largely based on examples from North America but also include notable examples from around the world.
- Best practices. Based on the case studies and the authors’ work, the best practices section describes and illustrates important techniques and lessons learned.
The book brings together in a single volume much of the material compiled for the re:Streets website. With the same emphasis on detailed illustrations and bite-sized nuggets of text, it packs a wealth of information in a very readable format.