McCowan Precinct Street Design and Transportation Network Study
This street design and transportation network study supported the McCowan Precinct Plan effort by the City of Toronto. The purpose of this study is to define the future pattern of streets and blocks to support pedestrian-friendly and transit-oriented urban redevelopment, and define the cross sections for the various streets in the Precinct.
The McCowan Precinct proposed streets and blocks plan presents a pattern of small development blocks with a fine grain of public streets, public and publicly-accessible lanes and walkways. The blocks are dimensioned to accommodate a wide range of development models and building types yet promote a more predictable urban form. Streets were designed to comfortably accommodate pedestrians and cyclists, provide opportunities for large healthy street trees, and support placemaking.