Abstract

This report identifies the features of pedestrian and driver-friendly streets. In order to understand what features would be useful, one must become a pedestrian to obtain first-hand experience. Photographs of existing street furniture were taken and the services they provided were established and categorized. The categories range from the basic to the expendable: Informational; Safety, Security and Surveillance; Communications; Transactions; Entertainment; Emergency; Sanitation; Aesthetics; Advertisements; Basic Needs, and Handicapped. Also, a list of needs for pedestrians and drivers was produced. This list encompasses desires that are currently being fulfilled and also those which are slightly ahead of its time. In addition, we present a glimpse into the street of the future and its possible opportunities for revenue.


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