Road spacing??

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by eatst14, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. eatst14

    eatst14 Member

    Im about to start laying some paint to help visualize where everything should be on my new layout. So about how wide should a road in small town America be providing that cars would be parked along both sides? I was thinking about 3 inches, but that seems rather wide. Also, how wide on average would u expect the sidewalks to be?


  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    In a small town in the “downtown” area the sidewalks would usually be anywhere from 4 to 6 feet wide. In residential areas sidewalks were generally 3 to 4 foot wide. In a business area (downtown) they were wider since more pedestrian traffic is anticipated.

    As far as roadway widths go figure on 10 to 12 feet wide for each lane. If parking is parallel, figure on the parking lane being 8 or 9 feet wide. If the parking is to be angled figure on a parking area that is 7 to 10 feet wide.

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