Uninterrupted—typical in centers
  • Use 660 feet (one-eighth mile) as a standard for the maximum allowable distance between through streets.
  • Bisect to create two 660 x 300 foot blocks using the following criteria:
    • Solar orientation, prevailing winds, and opportunities for locating shade trees on streets and in yards.
    • Relationship to adjacent block and street pattern.
    • Orientation to major views (down long axis of block preferred).
    • Alignment with arterial transit streets to reduce number of intersections on arterial to one every 660 feet.
  • Major arterials with transit located at every mile. Minor neighborhood collector/arterials every half mile.