The Landscape Guide

17.11 Paveways

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Upward links to Alexander's Pattern Language

Promenade (31), Shopping street (32), Nightlife (33), University as a market place (43).


The raised sidewalk was a great nineteenth century invention. It protected walkers from mud, horse manure and vehicles. When vehicle movements rise above 5000 per day, sidewalks become too noxious and noisy.


Well-designed paveways, with appropriate planting and street furniture, should be formed along main pedestrian desire lines (Figure 9). Cafés, newspaper shops, transport vendors and other businesses should be offered sites along the routes, to raise the level of pedestrian usage, personal safety and the buzz of activity that attracts people to city life.

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Downward links to Alexander's Pattern Language

Dancing in the street (63), Public outdoor room (69), BUs Stop (92).