Streets & Roads

illustration by Paul Hoffman

How to best deal with cars, trucks, and the street network has long been a major preoccupation of planners — as the many articles we've published on this attest!

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Silhouette of man sitting on a bench

Getting Started

“Getting Started” is the theme in the first of three columns by Richard Untermann on how our streets can work better not just for cars, but for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit.

Gateway illustration by Paul Hoffman for PlannersWeb

Gateways: Creating Civic Identity

What impression do you get when you exit the highway and head into town? Can you tell when you’re leaving one neighborhood and entering another? A look at how planning for gateways can help create and strengthen our sense of place.

portion of a surface parking lot

Planning for Parking Series

1. The Parking Conundrum provides an overview of parking standards; 2. Parking Lot Design looks at issues in the landscaping and design of parking lots; 3. Parking Lots: Storm Water Runoff & Shared Parking considers these two issues.