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Buffers

Buffers can separate pedestrians on a sidewalk or walkway from motor vehicles or separate adjacent land use from the pedestrian zone. Buffers may include increased sidewalk width, street trees, a planting strip, natural drainage features, bollards, benches, bus shelters, and parked vehicles. Buffers can provide an enhanced pedestrian environment that is separate from motor vehicles. On streets with fast moving motor vehicles or high traffic volumes, a wider buffer improves pedestrian comfort and safety.

Buffer: Bush Shelter

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