“It’s possible that some people might own a car in a new neighborhood designed for Mannheim, Germany. But they won’t be able to drive up to their doors: The entire neighborhood is car-free, with parking hidden underground.
Instead of roads, the neighborhood will have sidewalks that connect with paths in a surrounding park. “Essentially the project recreates the park experience on a residential scale, and removing the road allows the park to permeate throughout the site unrestricted…”
“…intersectional urbanism is an urbanism that (1) recognizes the diversity of experiences in a city, (2) acknowledges the oppression experienced by the marginalized and (3) endeavours towards building a city that meets the needs of everyone who lives in it.”
The author lives with issues of marginalization. He is a person of color and has a physical handicap. He also believes that he has privilege, being male, saying that privilege has sheltered him from the reality of misogyny .
“I try to be cognizant of how these elements shape how I see the world and determine the positions I take.”
“As someone who lives with a progressive degenerative neuromuscular disease, I am constantly examining accessibility in cities and trying my best to advocate for universal design.
As a person of colour, I reflect on how racism influences my experience of the city.”
“…privilege (has) sheltered me from that reality. I wasn’t naive to the misogyny
The U.S. gets failing grades on walkability in a withering new report [PDF] from the National Physical Activity Plan, a coalition that includes public health behemoths like the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association.
A healthy passion for safety is key to a healthy road relationship.
Useful short videos and links to answer questions of drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Watch as Dr. Wheeler answers questions sent in from people with real road relationship issues. Dr. Wheeler is the master of clear direction, sound advice and positive guidance for both motorists and bicyclists. Together, we can work to improve our road relationships and drive change in Grand Rapids.
“Fixing the Great Mistake.” This video explores three studies in “Livable Streets” that measured, for the first time, the effect of traffic on our social interactions and how we perceive our own homes and neighborhoods.
“Fixing the Great Mistake” is a new Streetfilms series that examines what went wrong in the early part of the 20th Century, when our cities began catering to the automobile, and how those decisions continue to affect our lives today.