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Pedestrian Realm

Building has a Connection to the Pedestrian Realm

The building frontage is adjacent to the sidewalk and access is at ground-level. Pedestrians are able to easily access the building. There are no obstructions to the entrance, such as parking or stairs.

Pedestrian Realm

Human Scale Design

The design features improve how the building is experienced from a pedestrian’s perspective. The façade includes stylistic variation, rather than large blank walls. The signage is designed to be appealing to people on the street, rather than super-sized for vehicles passing by.

Human Scale Design

Accessibility

The design improves accessibility, such as by providing a ramp for access or providing an entrance wide enough to accommodate people with mobility devices. Some typical standards are: doors 915mm (3’) or wider accommodate people with mobility aids, mats level with floor using mat sinkages to reduce tripping hazards and thresholds that are bevelled and no higher than 13mm (1/2”) to allow wheelchairs to pass more easily. Refer to the Barrier-Free Design Guide at www.safetycodes.ab.ca.

Accessibility

Colourful Greenery

The design incorporates greenery to ad visual interest and colour. This can be achieved by using planters or by having planting beds, if there is sufficient space. Planters can provide a seasonal element, such the added colour of flowers in the summer.

Colourful Greenery

Image Credits: "Temple Bar, Dublin, Nov 2010” by Flickr user M. King. "kiwanja_brighton_shops_10” by Flickr user Ken Banks. "P80500311-Westminster” by Flickr user Gail Frederick. under CC Attribution 2.0 License.

Last updated: 2/26/2016 3:45:08 PM