What this series of images attempts to illustrate is how permeability can work in urban environments.
The image on the left is the intersection of Broad Street, Oak/Oconee Street, and Thomas Street.
- There are five roads that create this intersection that offer five choices of where to look or where to go.
- Other intersections have less (such as 4 or 3 choices) and therefore they are less permeable.
- In addition to intersections, things like smaller block sizes rather than larger blocks, more entrances to buildings rather than less entrances, and more walkways rather than less adds to the permeability of urban environments.
Again, in general, the greater the permeability of the built environment the higher the environmental quality.