Walkable communities are urban places that support walking as an important part of people’s daily travel through a complementary relationship between transportation, land use and the urban design character of the place. This course has been developed in response to widespread interest for improving both mobility choices and community character through a commitment to creating and enhancing walkable communities. Traditionally, through thousands of years of human settlement, urban streets have performed multiple functions. Mobility was one of the functions, but economic and social functions were important as well. Retail and social transactions have occurred along most urban thoroughfares throughout history. While the concepts and principles of context sensitive solutions (CSS) are applicable to all types of transportation facilities, this course emphasizes thoroughfares in “walkable communities”—compact, pedestrian-scaled villages, neighborhoods, town centers, urban centers, urban cores and other areas where walking, bicycling and transit are encouraged. Parts 1 and 2 of this course should both be completed.
Learning Units: 7.0 LU/HSW (7 hours)
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