Green streets

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Regent Street was designed  as an amenity, following the Picturesque theory of landscape design

Regent Street was designed as an amenity, following the Picturesque Theory of landscape architecture

Etymologically:

  • a street is a place which has been ‘spread’ with paving, originally for the convenience of town dwellers
  • a road is a place to ‘ride’, on horseback on in a vehicle

The distinction has continuing value. Roads should be engineered for vehicles. Streets should be cooperatively designed in  between landscape architects, architects and engineeres. They can accommodate vehicles, particularly if they are human-powered, but aesthetic and pedestrian values should be the major considerations.

 

Camden Road was designed by highway  engineers to serve the needs of vehicles

Camden Road was designed by highway engineers to serve the needs of vehicles