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The street illustrated below depicts a 116-foot roadway within a 164-foot right-of-way.
Many boulevards were built at the turn of the 20th century, but fell into disrepair or were redesigned to highway standards over the course of the century. Today, many cities are restoring these boulevards to their former grandeur or applying updated boulevard design standards to overbuilt urban arterials.
Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, (Washington, D.C.: Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2010), 82.
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.