The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design
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The Seawall, Stanley Park

Vancouver

BC

Canada

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Project for Public Spaces
 on 
April 22, 2019
June 25, 2019

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Upon first glance, few would guess that the “world’s largest uninterrupted waterfront path” was also a measure against flood risk. But when construction on Stanley Seawall began in 1917, its design was intended as a measure of flood protection along the waterfront edge of Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Beyond creating an inactive flood-resistant hardscape, designers of the seawall created one of the city’s best-loved destinations for pedestrians and cyclists. The path connects destinations throughout the city, like the Vancouver Convention Center and Spanish Banks Park, and expertly blends “hard” resilience with everyday recreational use.

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The Seawall, Stanley Park
The Seawall, Stanley Park
The Seawall, Stanley Park
The Seawall, Stanley Park
The Seawall, Stanley Park
The Seawall, Stanley Park
The Seawall, Stanley Park
The Seawall, Stanley Park

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