Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System
A pedestrian mall.
Source: pedbikeimages.com - Dan Burden (2006)
A pedestrian street or mall as discussed in this section is defined as one that essentially prohibits motor vehicle traffic, aside from emergency access and time-limited essential activities such as trash pick-up and service deliveries. This is different from a shared street or space, which allows motor vehicles to travel at low speeds.
Pedestrian streets that eliminate all motor vehicle traffic have been successful in places that are thriving and have high volumes of pedestrians. Examples of successful pedestrian streets include Church Street in Burlington, VT; the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA; Maiden Lane in San Francisco, CA; Occidental Street in Seattle, WA; Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA; and, Fremont Street in Las Vegas, NV.
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