All primary transportation, roads and non-building infrastructure must be equally accessible to all members of the public, regardless of background, age and socioeconomic class—including the homeless—with reasonable steps taken to ensure that all people can benefit from the Community.
The public realm must be provided for and enhanced through design measures and features such as street furniture, public art, gardens and benches that are accessible to all members of society.
Access for those with physical disabilities must be safeguarded through designs meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines.
The Community shall provide access to, and will not diminish the quality of, fresh air, sunlight and natural waterways for any member of society. The Community must also appropriately address any noise audible to the public.
Sunlight: Sunlight may not be blocked above a maximum height allotted for the Transect, per the following table:
|Maximum shade height on adjacent facade, measured on Winter Solstice between 10am-2pm (meters)||-||6m||10m||15m||20m|
Natural Waterways: The Community shall provide access to and access pathways along natural waterways, except where such access can be proven to be a hazard to public safety or would severely compromise the function of specific water-oriented industries. No private entity may assume ownership of water contained in these bodies or compromise the quality or quantity of water that flows downstream.
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