Where You Put the Cars Helps

I’m in Vancouver, B.C. today with a group from Metro studying how they have made their regional centers work. They’ve achieved a lot more density than we have in their centers.

Here’s a streetscape photo from one of their centers, a place roughly equivalent to Beaverton or Gresham. You can see that there’s a lot more density on this street than we have in either of those centers.

The streetscape is pretty attractive. One reason is that there is no structured parking visible! All the off-street parking is underground.
I’m in Vancouver, B.C. today with a group from Metro studying how they have made their regional centers work. They’ve achieved a lot more density in their centers than we have in ours.

Here’s a streetscape photo from one of their centers, a place roughly equivalent to Beaverton or Gresham. You can see that there’s a lot more density on this street than we have in either of those centers.

The streetscape is relatively attractive. One reason is that there is no structured parking visible! All the off-street parking is underground.

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