Today I'll tell you about the perfect street to Example Boulevard Lefebvre in Paris. Of course, when I say "perfect", it's not for you to begin to look at photographs of flaws and poking me in them. Find the flaw can be anytime, anywhere. It's more for you to see, how can build a street in the city think about the comfort and safety of pedestrians.
Unfortunately, in Russia, I do not know any of the street, which would have been a comfortable, beautiful, neat and comfortable. And I'm not talking specifically about the historical buildings, which often pulls even the most nondescript street. I'm talking about planning the sidewalks, roadway, junctions, pedestrian infrastructure elements.
Let's take a closer look at our street:
1. The width of the streets have an average of 40 meters. Located in the center of the tram tracks with beautiful gazonchik.
2. Pedestrian crossings across the way there refuges.
3. Pay attention to how to make the intersection with other streets. They narrowed that there could not be parked and protected columns
1. Trams are centered. It is the most convenient and secure way. Narrowing of the roadway does not occur.
2. On the transitions across a wide road safety made islands.
3. Parking made in his pockets, all the places marked, park in the wrong place is almost impossible.
1. Even through large intersections have zebra, no subways.
2. Parking in tight spaces is prohibited
Let us now look carefully.
A lovely brand new tram ... mmmmm, beauty!
The tram is on the grass, very beautiful and eco-friendly. Notice how the supports are made to the contact wire, they are beautiful and elegant. Minimum clutter.
But the street itself. The sidewalk is wide, has different types of coatings. For asphalt cycle paths, pedestrian large tiles. In places where people relax primer.
Parking made in his pockets to avoid chaos. Everywhere order.
Let's look at the node with the transition from the top. Bollards protect the transition. Before the dangerous section of the road changes from asphalt coating on the paving stones to attract the attention of drivers. All walking surfaces are paved with large tiles.
Bike Path raised to sidewalk level, and has a special coating.
Notice how the check is made in the underground parking of the building. He just separated columns. We immediately see that here on the sidewalk in the main pedestrian and cyclists. The machine should all call and miss, and not vice versa. We have in these cases pedestrians to cross the road, going up and down.
Go with traffic lights.
Going without a traffic light. Note that the transition is raised and pedestrians do not have to change the level. Before proceeding with the rise paved with stone blocks to the car to slow down.
So should look unregulated pedestrian crossing.
The transition from bike path.
Go through the tram tracks.
Note that everything is done in the same level, there will pass safely disabled cyclist and a man with a sidecar.
All perfectly straight.
Another option transition tramways.
Traffic Light junction with traffic island.
Places stopping at traffic lights motorcyclists, bicycle track is visible on the left.
Now look how neatly done. What rovnenko plitochki what neat stitches!
Bike Path ...
Ideal smooth cobbles
This tiles. We when scolded tile, say that it is inconvenient to walk in high heels. If the tiles are stacked properly, then you will never footwear will not notice the seams.
Look at this wonderful curb.
As all nice and neatly done. How can you not fall in love with these stones?
Special curved elements curb ...
is divine! At our house so well do not do repairs, in Paris on the street. If I were a painter, I would paint exclusively Parisian sidewalks.
If I were a poet, I wrote poems exclusively on the sidewalks of Paris!
Grille rainwaters. Well, not the beauty of it? Remember that grating you ... in the courtyard.
The Paris bar! In heaven it is such bars.
On the street should be the ideal toilets. Paris bathroom!
urn, benches, trees ...
A lovely Parisian bus stop. No advertising garbage on the dashboard all that is needed - schedules, maps, etc. Comfortable Razvan stop at the top...
In an ideal street hanging bags, so you can clean up after her dog.
Beautiful lamppost. Please note that there are no wires terrible, but there is an additional lamp to illuminate the pavement.
And this is like a street in Moscow. Str. People's Militia. It could become like a street in Paris. On it would go tram that would link the Falcon, the October field with Krylatskoye. Residents could easily and quickly get where they need to.
So this street looks like now. Something like this looks most similar to the streets in Moscow. In other cities it is much worse than Russia.
Unfortunately, the residents were unable to defend their street and it came to the builders. Now, the street widened to 10 (!) Strips, cut down trees, and it will become part of the North-West of the chord. It will not be here any modern convenient tram stops neither beautiful nor bikeways or shops, no trees. Will not be there happy to walk the residents with children who will not be here no life. A tube will be another 24 hours, as the rest against the whole thing will be the old 6-band bridge, which is not technically possible to expand.
Take a look at the photo above, pay attention to details. You yourself, for sure, not just walked through the streets of this in Europe. Just everything is relative. If you want to have in your city were the streets and show the pictures to their mayor, the prefect, the chief architect. Make good and bad is worth the same money. Poor do because you are looking for a million excuses for this and, of course, because you do not go to the polls. If after another poorly laid tiles troubled, 20% of the population, the mayor quickly throw off a cliff and more moonlight, no one will.
Good street should look like in Paris. Do not be fooled!