Last week, University City District completed a new pedestrian plaza that they are calling Baltimore Crossing. The new pedestrian plaza greatly improves walkability at 48th and Baltimore. As PlanPhilly reports, the five-pointed intersection was "notoriously wide [and] difficult to cross." Now, the intersection is now replete with planters and stone barriers on painted bump-outs that … Continue reading “Baltimore Crossing” pedestrian plaza improves walkability on Baltimore Ave.
The built environment has a huge influence on walkability. You probably have an idea of what features of a street make it more or less walkable, but have you given it much thought? There are a number of different frameworks that have been developed to guide the way we think about this. Some, such as … Continue reading “Walk Appeal” affects how pedestrians interact with the built environment