Thursday, April 15, 2010

Urban Design Changes to Improve Safety in Portland, Maine

The streets of Portland, Maine in the East Bayside area will become a little bit safer after some work is done on some of the pathways connecting the neigborhoods. 
" PORTLAND — When police respond to calls in East Bayside, they face a major obstacle: the legacy of 1960s urban planning.

Back then, planners broke up the area's street grid, created dead-end roads and situated housing projects like Kennedy Park and Bayside Terrace on urban islands, segregating them from other neighborhoods.

Now, when police are called to the area, they have to weave their cruisers along several streets before reaching their destination. then, any suspects have long scattered." 
 Click here to read the rest of the article - "Path fixes could be route to safety in East Bayside", The Portland Press Herald, April 12, 2010.

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