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BAY AVENUE STREETSCAPE

A small town needed a design for the streetscape of their two block long downtown. The existing condition was a highway with no sidewalks, which was dangerous, discouraged pedestrian and tourist access, and hurt local businesses. Our solution could be described as “urbanism 101;” by adding wide sidewalks with trees, benches and other street furniture, a bike lane, and large curb bulbs at the main intersection, the design slows traffic, provides generous accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists, and with the addition of a clock tower at one of the corners, even creates a kind of public square for the small community, albeit one split into fourths by the aforementioned (but now much slower) highway.