Green space permiates every part of a ConnectedCity pedshed. It can take many forms, depending on circumstances and location.
Public and Private
Public green space is always about 35% of the area within the pedshed. In additon there are semi private comunal green areas which make up 15% , and private gardens can be as high as a futher 30% depending upon design.
Green wedges penetrate from the surrounding countryside right to the station at the heart. Further out, where the wedges are wider they provide separation between the ConnectedVillages, and also from the employment and education areas.
In the case of new green towns and new green quarters there is access directly to the surrounding countryside, which is never more than a kilometre away. It is publicly accessible for recreation and food production, and often owned by the town.
Woodlands, rivers and water-meadows which antedated the pedshed have been incorporated into the fabric and are now a communal resource.
School and community playing fields, allotments for growing vegetables, and various parks both formal and informal can all be found in the green wedges.
In villages houses have both front gardens to buffer them from the movement in the streets and walkways, and rear gardens for privacy. Communal green space within blocks for safe play is also commonplace.
Apartments are likewise provided with private communal gardens as well as generous terraces and roof gardens. Greenery within the atria and covered areas of the pedshed centre is a common feature, softening the urban landscape.
Green space permeates the entire pedshed.