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Are driveways the most anti-urban thing you build? Urban kchoze investigates
The claim is essentially based on a North American conception of the street and integral mode separation, wherein motorized vehicles and pedestrians need to be strictly separated (and sometimes cyclists are added in there too). In such a perspective, an area without sidewalk is necessarily pedestrian-hostile and thus anti-urban because it forces pedestrians in an area made for cars: the street.
What is the link between that conception and driveways? The problem here is that driveways represent an intrusion of cars into the pedestrian corridor and breaks it off in disconnected pieces. On the other hand, if cars are parked on the street instead, then the pedestrian corridor is safe from intrusions by cars. […]