Stuyvesant Town Fused Grid
—New York’s Pioneer Fused Grid–
More than a century after the Commissioners laid out the New York grid, a new, visionary network layout was built in downtown Manhattan – the Stuyvesant town Fused Grid (see this photostream, fusedgrid dot ca and Wiki). Though it had no label in 1947, it anticipated and put in practice all the principles that are now prominent in responding to contemporary city issues: Less asphalt more green, less driving more walking, lower speed more relaxing, less concrete more nature, less tension more restoration, less outflow more natural absorption and more opportunities for casual social interaction, exercise and children’s free play.
These advantages come at lower capital and maintenance costs in road infrastructure
By UrbanGrammar on 2013-08-17 11:17:30