“Arcades make life much more comfortable anywhere the climate is hot or wet, for they provide shade and excellent protection from rain and snow. The protection that arcades provide can be extended across intersections.” JH Crawford
In cold, often wet regions, like Maine, the inclusion of arcades are what truly make car-free life pleasurable.
Arcades are not costly, being easily and affordably integrated into the design of new construction as the development builds out. They also offer significant savings by making snow removal from sidewalks unnecessary. Kaching!
Arcades are pleasant for everyone, but are especially beneficial to the mobility impaired and the elderly.