[Tagging] Living streets in the United States

Bill Ricker bill.n1vux at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 19:39:32 BST 2010


On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 4:33 AM, Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk at gmail.com> wrote:
> In fact it can be called also a living zone. Mostly it is European
> thing, according to wiki.

There are not as many in US but they exist. I am aware of a pair of
ways in NYC's old Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn neighborhood that are not
yet tagged as such in Tiger Import but probably would qualify.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/5680520
# highway: residential
# name: Lafayette Walk
# tiger:cfcc: A41
# tiger:county: Kings, NY

http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/5677149
# highway: residential
# name: Hamilton Walk


Houses' front doors are on the named pedestrian way / garden walk that
opens off 94th St. Rear doors are on one of three service alleys. Only
for the SE side of Lafayette is the alley usable as mews (car
parking), although the others appear wide enough for narrowest of
delivery. Residents otherwise have on-street parking on 94th St or
sensibly avail themselves of public, bicycle and ambulatory transit.

(I haven't been there so do not claim authority for retagging -- I
used Google Earth for researching uncle's uncle who lived there from
before the 1930 census until reactivated for WW2. )

Wasn't Reston VA to be built along such lines ?

-- 
Bill
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