Building Cities For People Not Cars

WE SHOULD BE BUILDING CITIES FOR PEOPLE, NOT CARS

  BY DEVON MARISA ZUEGEL

Clearly designated bike lanes

A farm market in a former parking lot

TACTICAL, CONCENTRATED IMPROVEMENTS HAVE AN OUTSIZED IMPACT

It is feasible — both financially and politically — to make cities more walkable. Simple, low-cost improvements to features like painted bike laneswayfinding signscurb cuts, and tree coverage have an disproportionate impact in transforming a car-dependent metropolis into human-scale, walkable neighborhoods. It is rare that cities find a goal that is both worthwhile and attainable, so urban planners should jump on this opportunity.

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https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/7/2/we-should-be-building-cities-for-people-not-cars

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