As part of the American Planning Association’s 2009 Great Places in America, the APA has selected 10 great American Streets. Topping the list… Skagway, Alaska. The streets were selected on a variety of characteristics that include:
Balancing competing needs of pedestrians, transit, and the automobile.
Fitting within the natural character and topography.
Featuring architectural characteristics and urban form.
Accomodating a diversity of uses and activities.
Promoting sustainability through minimizing runoff and responding to climatic demands.
Encouraging human contact.
Having a memorable character.
[nggallery id=2]Images courtesy of the American Planning Association
For more information, go to Great Places in America.