Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System
Banners can enhance the identity of a neighborhood.
Source: Flickr - M. Jeremy Goldman (2008)
Many neighborhoods or business districts want to be recognized for their unique character. This can enhance the walking environment and sense of community.
Treatments used to enhance the identity of a neighborhood include: gateways, traffic calming, welcome signs, flower planters, banners, decorative street lighting, and unique street name signs. Neighborhood identity treatments rarely provide any direct traffic improvements, but they help develop interest in enhancing the community and help create attractive and comfortable walking environments. Creating a sense of place can help solicit investment in a neighborhood and may lead to the provision of better walking amenities.
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