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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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11 945 - Springfield Studio

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MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning Spring 2003 11 945 Springfield Studio Team 1 Traffic Pedestrian Activity Transit In your tour of the District keep the following questions in mind and please add your own Traffic 1 2 3 4 5 6 How fast is vehicular traffic on the streets of the District What percentage of the traffic appears to be through traffic as opposed to local traffic to local destinations Is there adequate parking along the street Are the spaces metered or regulated in some way Is there a time limit for non metered spaces What is it Do you see meter maids or police monitoring parking Pedestrian Activity 7 Do you feel comfortable as a pedestrian in the District 8 Are crosswalks clearly marked Are there pedestrian crossing lights 9 Are there benches and other places for pedestrians to rest 10 Are there buildings storefronts activities that give interest to the pedestrian experience 11 Are the sidewalks wide enough for a walk with a friend 12 If you were in a wheelchair or pushing a stroller could you navigate from one block to another Transit 13 14 15 16 17 General 18 19 20 21 22 23 How far are bus and train lines from the core of the District Are transit stops clearly labeled Are there shelters for bus stops Benches What are the pedestrian connections to bus and transit stops Is there commercial activity in or connected to the bus and transit stops Define the core of the District Why is this the core What do you perceive as the two or three greatest challenges facing the District Define the image of the District in 2 3 sentences What elements of the District create this image If you could only do one thing to improve the physical quality of the District what would it be How could the commercial aspect of the District be improved What connections do you see between economic development and the physical characteristics of the District MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning Spring 2003 11 945 Springfield Studio Team 2 Commercial Activity In your



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