Boulevard Book by Allan B. Jacobs
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Boulevard Book
By Allan B. Jacobs

The Boulevard Book

History, Evolution, Design of Multiway Boulevards

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Boulevard Book by Allan B. Jacobs

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First built in Europe and grandly imported to the United States in the mid-nineteenth century, the classic multiway boulevard has been in decline for many years, victim of a narrowly focused approach to street design that views unencumbered vehicular traffic flow as the highest priority. The American preoccupation with destination and speed has made multiway boulevards increasingly rare as artifacts of the urban landscape. This book reintroduces the boulevard, tree-lined and with separate realms for through traffic and for slow-paced vehicular-pedestrian movement, as an important and often crucial feature of both historic and contemporary cities. It presents more than fifty boulevards -- as varied as Avenue Montaigne, in Paris; C. G. Road, in Ahmedabad, India; and The Esplanade, in Chico, California -- celebrating their usefulness and beauty. It discusses their history and evolution, the misconceptions that led to their near-demise in the United States, and their potential as a modern street type. Based on wide research, The Boulevard Book examines the safety of these streets and offers design guidelines for professionals, scholars, and community decision makers. Extensive plans, cross sections, and perspective drawings permit visual comparisons. The book shows how multiway boulevards respond to many issues that are central to urban life, including livability, mobility, safety, interest, economic opportunity, mass transit, and open space.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262600583
ISBN-10: 0262600587
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 229mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Allan B. Jacobs

Allan B. Jacobs is Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.

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