Linden Alley

In a neighborhood under served by parks and gridded with high-volume traffic corridors, the conversion of this portion of Linden alley into a pedestrian-friendly, “green” street creates an intimate social setting for people to linger and relax. The raised roadbed slows traffic, while putting people on the same footing as cars. Paved with a uniform permeable material, the widened sidewalks are separated and defined from the vehicle lane by planting and granite curbstone seating. The project seeks to inspire local residents to transform other Hayes valley alleys to form a pedestrian network.