Mapping the Impact of Traffic on the Livability of Streets

Revisiting Donald Appleyard's Livable Streets from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

"In a groundbreaking study [] conducted in 1969, Donald Appleyard provided the first emperical evidence of the impact of traffic on neighborhood streets. In particular, he investigated 3 different streets in San Francisco that were chosen to be as identical as possible in every dimension except for one - the amount of traffic on each street. The study was able to show that just the mere presence of cars, with their implied aspects of danger, noise and pollution, crushes the quality of life in neighborhoods."

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