Functional Streets

There are certain critical factors which create a functional street.  This street, exemplifies what the urban center of a small town should resemble.  Let’s get interactive and discuss some of the qualities which make this such a functional urban space.

Also, Can anyone name the town?

18 Responses to Pic o’ the Day: Functional Streets

  1. Gabrielle says:

    Not a perfect street: where is the Bike Lane?

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  2. Never said perfect, but it has many of the qualities our local streets should desire to attain. Certainly with the low level of traffic this community experiences, there isn’t much of a need to retrofit an old “downtown” street such as this one with bike lanes.

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  3. Dave says:

    Shade trees, wide sidewalks, on street parking rather than surface lots, continuous store fronts..

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  4. It’s a nice looking street, but Gabrielle does have a point. The street will look a whole lot less pretty if there is an impatient hostile driver telling me to get off the effing road.

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  5. Andy says:

    For me, it is the trees that make this a great street.

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  6. Kathryn says:

    Portland?

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  7. adam says:

    It kind of looks like Hollywood, FL.

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  8. nemo says:

    Coral Gables.

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  9. Warmonger says:

    Well - pretty much any Midwestern town that was developed before 1950 could look this way, frankly … Cincinnati? Columbus? Cleveland?

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  10. At first, I thought that was the Grove, but I’m going to guess Gainesville because that is where I believe you are based.

    But maybe it is South Miami.

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  11. Kyle says:

    I would have guessed Coconut Grove or South Miami.

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  12. Carlos- “Based?” I like your terminology. However, no, I am no longer in Gainesville…

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  13. Julian says:

    Mayberry?

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  14. expat says:

    the light reminds me of california, like something i might have seen in berkeley area. why does everyone here think this is local?

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  15. adam says:

    I don’t think it’s california. In CA a yellow curb indicates a loading zone-which this one is not.

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  16. irene says:

    New Smyrna Beach??

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  17. adam says:

    so where was it?

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  18. Ha sorry, I completely forgot to provide the answer:

    Dover, Delaware…

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