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Introduction17 Sidewalk Design Principles 18 Sidewalk Zones 20 Sidewalk Zones Widths 22 Preferred and Minimum Widths for Sidewalk Zones 23 Sidewalks by Boston’s Street Types 25 Features to Activate Sidewalks 31 Sidewalk Materials 41 Greenscape47 Street Trees 55 Vegetated Stormwater Management  69 Street Furniture 75 Bicycle Parking 80 Transit Stops 84 Street Lights 89

Boston Complete Streets Guidelines

2013

Boston Transportation Department

Sidewalks

Sidewalks

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Sidewalks

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Boston Complete Streets Guidelines

2013

Boston Transportation Department


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Download this PDF

Sidewalks

Boston Transportation Department

2013

Boston Complete Streets Guidelines

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Sidewalks

Boston is known as a great walking city. Like many older cities, it was designed with the pedestrian in mind, with sidewalks and street trees along most of its streets; neighborhoods within walking distance of corner stores and commercial centers; and varied street fronts that provide interesting routes and inviting destinations. Sidewalk character is a key contributor to the identity of Boston’s neighborhoods. As transit is within walking distance of virtually every place in the city, Boston is well suited for healthy, active transportation built around walking.

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