What is pedestrian village?

Pedestrian Village

A pedestrian village is a compact, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood or town, with a mixed-use village center, that follows the tenets of New Pedestrianism. Shared-use lanes for pedestrians and those using bicycles, Segways, wheelchairs, and other small rolling conveyances that do not use internal combustion engines. Generally, these lanes are in front of the houses and businesses, and streets for motor vehicles are always at the rear. Some pedestrian villages might be nearly car-free with cars either hidden below the buildings or on the periphery of the village. Venice, Italy is essentially a pedestrian village with canals.

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Some articles on pedestrian village:

New Pedestrianism - Examples
... These are examples of New Pedestrianism-style pedestrian villages that represent the various types Venice, California - Walking streets with and without canals, and a car-free ... Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - Pedestrian Village with parking hidden below, 1969 ... Garden Village in Austin, Texas, USA - Proposed infill Pedestrian Village to replace former site of Mueller airport ...
Mont Tremblant Resort - Resort Facilities - Lodging
... of hotel and condo accommodations, many of which are situated in the pedestrian village at the foot of the mountain ... chalet accommodations located adjacent to the pedestrian village which are managed by the resort's rental agency or other private rental agencies ... service which provides guests some of the same convenience afforded to people staying in the pedestrian village ...

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