Jane Jacobs led the call for less obesogenic urbanism than the machine age was producing…
…but her focus on streets assumes everybody will walk. What if everyone cycled?
Perhaps the Modernist high rise and low site coverage approach to urban development can be redeemed by the bike.
That would be good, because truly walkable European cities seem impossible to recreate.
In recent decades we have seen lenders favouring large scale development that produces less intimate streets.
8-House is such a large scale development, designed around bicycle access.