Typically, neighborhood plans focus on local street conditions and the arterial streets that impact neighborhood livability. Therefore, pedestrian safety and comfort become major themes of the neighborhood plan with a strong emphasis on traffic calming, the need for better or new sidewalks, and pedestrian linkages to important destinations such as neighborhood schools, nearby urban villages, and transit stations. Click here for more information.
Station-area plans aim to bring people to and from transit stations by foot, bike, or transit. Therefore, these plans emphasize high-quality pedestrian facilities such as wide sidewalks and attractive street furniture such as benches, lush landscaping, and pedestrian-scale street lighting. Station locations are seen as community gathering places that support a range of pedestrian and street-related activities, such as performance venues and food kiosks. Click here for more information.