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Sustainable Complete Streets Design Criteria and Case Study in Naples, Italy

Version 1 : Received: 17 August 2020 / Approved: 19 August 2020 / Online: 19 August 2020 (08:32:05 CEST)

How to cite: Montella, A.; Chiaradonna, S.; Claudi de Saint Mihiel, A.; Lovegrove, G.; Nunziante, P. Sustainable Complete Streets Design Criteria and Case Study in Naples, Italy. Preprints 2020, 2020080402 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0402.v1). Montella, A.; Chiaradonna, S.; Claudi de Saint Mihiel, A.; Lovegrove, G.; Nunziante, P. Sustainable Complete Streets Design Criteria and Case Study in Naples, Italy. Preprints 2020, 2020080402 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0402.v1).

Abstract

(1) Background: A growing number of communities are re-discovering the value of their streets as important public spaces for many aspects of daily life, thus creating the need for a transformation in the quality of streets. An emerging concept is to accommodate all users of the transportation system, a concept that has been labelled ‘complete streets’. (2) Methods: In this paper, we present sustainable complete streets design criteria that integrate complete streets by adding in socio-environmental design criteria related to aesthetics, environment, liveability, and safety. (3) Results: Proposed design criteria provide a street network which provides improvements in aesthetics, to recover historical urban character and realize historical area planning goals; environment, to increase permeable surfaces, reduce the heat island, and absorb traffic-related air pollution; liveability, to create a public space destination in the urban landscape; and safety, to improve the safety of all road users. and (4) Conclusions: The case study of the urban rehabilitation of the “Mostra d’Oltremare” area and of its cultural and architectural assets in Naples, Italy, highlights the practical application of the proposed criteria and the possibility of using these criteria in other urban contexts.

Subject Areas

Urban streets; Aesthetics; Environment; Liveability; Safety; Vulnerable road users.

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