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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #41
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It's not that bad, the emergency services can reach every street within 5-10 minutes via the ringroad.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #42
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I favour a combination of 1 and 2.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 07:06 AM   #43
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i prefer the parallel lines
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Old July 31st, 2008, 10:17 AM   #44
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I did mention earlier in this thread that my part of town has a completely illogical street pattern due to the hilly nature of the area.

Here's proof.



(The M13 is the only main road in the area, being a 2x2 freeway. As you can imagine, it gets very choked up during rush hour. Due to the presence of an escarpment (you can see where the M13 goes down said escarpment at the bottom right of the pic), there's no access to the N3.)
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #45
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Great thread guys! American urbanism ideas really impress me but I am a patriot enough to feel good in illogical order as well Verso already showed image of Ljubljana, and I like it pretty much that way though the traffic often goes slowly..

Now, I check Horizon City area street view images. They are planning the whole city, I guess. Look what I found. First house is already under construction, and it's in the middle of nowhere, just plain sand and desert bushes. Man those construction workers must be bored

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Old August 30th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #46
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This dutch suburb is pretty odd looking as well:
Looks nice
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Old September 1st, 2008, 12:16 AM   #47
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One house, Dejko? What about privacy?
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 05:00 PM   #48
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I would prefer a mixed layout for my ideal kind of a city.

1. The highway system should be radial & circumferential, for urban-centric circulation.
2. For the business core, a grid would be best to maximize transport capacity.
3. For medium to high density residential or mixed-use areas, a combination of grid and irregular, wherere where thru traffic is reduced to some extent.
4. For low-density areas, a "Dutch style" network w/lots of culs-de-sac deadends to encourage localized neighborhoods.

Also, for main roads, I think rotundas are better than traffic lights. They require greater driving skill, but keep the traffic flowing.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 05:58 AM   #49
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Rotunda?
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #50
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Roundabouts. Sometimes called rotories.
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Roundabouts. Sometimes called rotories.
Roundabouts, rotories or Rotundas are almost in all France.
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For a suburban layout, the Cape Town suburb of Pinelands is very nice I think. It was the first garden city in South Africa. It only has three entrances so feels quite self-contained rather than just being part of a general sprawl and conveniently next to a freeway to give the best of both worlds.

To me, grids are a bit impersonal for residential settings but maze-like arrangements or lots of dead ends are bad too, so a compromise is good.

A city of several/many such self-contained neighbourhoods of 5-10 000 people arranged on a freeway network would work well in my opinion.
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