Abstract: 16th Street Mall is a fantastic street! The mall shuttle carries over 50,000 riders per day - more than many multi-route light rail systems.
It has a 22-foot pedestrian zone in the middle and 10-foot shuttle paths on either side. The sidewalks are generally 19 feet on both sides. Double rows of honey locust trees and specially designed post lanterns in the pedestrian median provide shade and appropriate lighting while allowing for visibility of the buildings (and business tenants) running the length of the street.
Abstract: Pearl traffic is split between Spruce and Walnut streets around pedestrian mall, creates split intersection with Broadway and 14th streets. Beautiful example of a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly area that also has great multi-modal access.
Abstract: Calthorpe Associates was the architect for this TCI. It is in a brand new mixed use, high-end setting. The E-W street is not designed for high volumes, but it is nonetheless higher capacity than a similarly designed 2-way street. The N-S couplets are designed for higher volumes.