Park edge streets, adjacent to the City’s parks and waterfront, present opportunities for significant recreational uses, landscaping, and ecological functioning
Streets that border major parks or the waterfront have one set of conditions on one side of the street and a distinctly different set of conditions on the other. Park edge streets often have fewer spatial constraints on the park edge side but unique demands of high pedestrian volumes or special activities associated with them. These streets should have a generous park edge with landscaping, lighting, furnishings, and multi-use trails.
- High volume and speed of through traffic
- Desire for generous pedestrian environment and public realm
- Opportunity to provide recreational amenities
- Opportunity to provide ecological functioning
- Few access points and driveways
- Different conditions on opposite sides of the street
- Opportunity to connect/be part of regional trails such as the Bay Trail
- Park edge streets should include recreational spaces such as jogging paths in existing green spaces.
- For specific stormwater control measures, see Stormwater Overview.
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