Streets provide the connectivity of the community and streetscape design addresses the relationship between the users and the built environment along these avenues.
CTQ urban designers understand the unique design challenges that these spaces represent when balancing the needs of the pedestrian, the vehicle, cyclists, and the built environment that frames the space and creates the variety of edges. What you visually experience along a highway varies greatly with the detailed textures you experience along a slower moving town centre street or a local neighbourhood road. CTQ has addressed these wide ranging and diverse design issues on numerous projects.
Streetscapes provide communities with an opportunity to establish a vision that addresses key goals such as tourism development, business growth, enhanced aesthetics, increased pedestrian mobility, and community pride. User hierarchy – the pedestrian experience vs the needs of moving traffic, safety, parking, bike lanes, universal accessibility, surface materials, places to interact, street trees and landscape, site furniture, lighting, crosswalks and public art are key components in the “kit of parts” we consider in creating these unique spaces.
CTQ promotes and encourages engaging stakeholder groups at various stages in the design process to offer their opinions, implementation recommendations and strategies, and ultimately their support.
Beyond providing streetscape concepts, CTQ can also assist the client in understanding design implications for areas to be addressed, existing and proposed infrastructure requirements, roadway upgrades and cost recovery options to further ensure an efficient, accountable and successful project.