Back Alley

/ Visionary / Transitional



Convert alleyways from an untapped resource into a viable streetscape asset. Currently, these alleyways function and fulfill many social needs and provide a lifeline to connecting the inner city. Further identification and studies on the use of back alleys are required to improve and elevate their conditions, while helping to preserve the *Cultural Integrity and identity of these spaces. Incorporate *Pedestrian Corridors, *Time / Area Specific schemes and *Repurpose Spaces as supporting or parallel programs.

Tangible Objectives
Better and robust network of pedestrian paths
Address encroachment issues
Utilitarian and Residential Access
Time/ Area Specific Schemes

Policy, Program & Campaign
Survey, mapping and documenting
Identifying and categorising
Upgrade or improve conditions
Pedestrian Corridors
Standardised signage


Anzilotti, Eillie.
“A New Life for Urban Alleys.” CityLab
Last modified July 14, 2016

Alleys of Seattle. Accessed August 2016.

Proulx, Darren and Baron, Samuel.
“Critical Elements to Make Pedestrian Streets Work.” Slow Streets
Last modified October 26. 2015

Proulx, Darren and Baron, Samuel.
“Use Modular Design To Foster Flexible and Incremental City Building.” Slow Streets
Last modified May 11, 2015


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Complete list of strategies
Back Alley
Cultural Integrity
Repurpose Space
Building Bridges
Time / Area Specific
Pedestrian Corridor
Cycling Corridor & Network
Institutional Nodes
Buffer Area / Node
Waste Management
Pollution Control
Urban Biodiversity
Low-Hanging Opportunities
Opportunity Spaces