Paseos are pedestrian-only pathways that provide opportunities to create unique public spaces
Paseos are pedestrian only rights-of-way, whether a public staircase, a narrow pedestrian path, or a downtown alley connecting two streets. As with alleys, paseos should be designed to a pedestrian scale with various amenities and pedestrian-oriented spaces.
As each is unique to its context, recommended improvements reflect broad categories of improvements that can be specifically tailored to a particular context.
- No vehicle traffic
- Desire to create generous pedestrian realm
- Need to ensure emergency and maintenance vehicle access as appropriate
- Social and maintenance considerations
- Tree grates should be considered in high pedestrian volume areas, or as capital and maintenance budgets allow.
- For specific stormwater control measures, see Stormwater Overview.
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