Really Narrow Streets

Narrow Street in AustriaThe Piscataquis Village Project is designed to be a traditional village.

“A traditional village is, first and foremost, a place for people walking. This makes sense, because, in the 7000 years before 1880 or so, that’s what everybody did. Thus, the standard format is what I call a Really Narrow Street, which is a street designed for “pedestrians,” which is our modern term for people.  This is typically about 8 to 15 feet wide. Twenty or 25 feet would be on the wide side.”       Nathan Lewis

Naturally, provision will be made for emergency vehicle access. Specialized equipment exists for snow removal.

Narrow streets engineered for pedestrians cost a fraction of what a standard street costs to build.

Kaching!Acorn Street, Boston

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