By Brian McConnell of Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning from United StatesView another randomly chosen design?
This is a segment from a Koch snowflake, a basic fractal pattern. This type of pattern can be applied to the Esplanade to increase the length of the street and the amount of frontage for playa facing camps. Each iteration of the pattern increases the length of the line by 4/3, so with three interations (shown in the drawing), the street length can be increased by a factor of 64/27 (about 2:4 to 1). This also makes the Esplanade look more like a natural shoreline with lots of coves to explore.