College of Architecture and Environmental Design
City and Regional Planning Department
BS in City and Regional Planning
Vicente del Rio
Alleyways generally refer to two kinds of paths. The first is a narrow pedestrian path between the walls of buildings in an urban environment. This type of alley is generally short and straight, although it may change in elevation. The second type of alley is a very narrow urban street or single lane. This is often used by slow moving vehicles and is more pedestrian friendly than a regular street. These alleys can be used as service roads for a variety of land uses and serves as a secondary vehicular network. It is very common in America to view alleyways as a service lane for businesses or homes. The American alleyway is commonly considered to be an appropriate place for garbage bins and dumping of unwanted furniture and goods. This is the case for the specific alleyway in discussion in Paso Robles California.