Posts tagged with 'open streets'
More Bicycles, Slower Speeds, a More Livable City: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Plans an Ambitious Second Term
More Bicycles, Slower Speeds, a More Livable City: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Plans an Ambitious Second Term
With her recent re-election, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (Editor’s note: no relation to the author) has won a mandate to continue profound mobility transformations in the French capital. Her re-election manifesto promises an even more ambitious second term, furthering her efforts over ...
6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Pedestrians
6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Pedestrians
For many city leaders, more cars and more highways mean better transportation. And during the current pandemic, fear of COVID-19’s spread is pushing some to turn to private vehicles. But a safe, sustainable transport future does not include further dependence ...
Photo Essay: After Successful Test, Porto Alegre’s João Alfredo Gets a ‘Complete Streets’ Transformation
Photo Essay: After Successful Test, Porto Alegre’s João Alfredo Gets a ‘Complete Streets’ Transformation
In April 2019, Porto Alegre worked with WRI Brasil to implement the first segment of a tactical urbanism project that transformed a key intersection of busy João Alfredo Street, which runs through the heart of the Cidade Baixa neighborhood. The ...
Avenue of Possibility: Washington Celebrates Its First Open Streets Day
Avenue of Possibility: Washington Celebrates Its First Open Streets Day
If asked what they were planning for Saturday afternoon, most residents of American cities wouldn’t say dancing in the middle of the street. Yet on October 5, that’s exactly what many did during Washington’s first ever Open Streets Day, which ...
Photo Essay: Porto Alegre Uses Tactical Urbanism to Transform João Alfredo Street
Photo Essay: Porto Alegre Uses Tactical Urbanism to Transform João Alfredo Street
Porto Alegre’s João Alfredo Street runs through the heart of the Cidade Baixa neighborhood and is known for its active nightlife, full of bar hoppers and club goers every evening. But during the day João Alfredo is almost empty, avoided ...
Dedicating Public Space for Recreation is Good for Cities. The Via RecreActiva Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.
Dedicating Public Space for Recreation is Good for Cities. The Via RecreActiva Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.
Closing more than 60 kilometers of major streets to car traffic sounds like a logistical headache for a city of 4.8 million. But Guadalajara did it anyway ‒ and has done it every Sunday for the last 15 years. In ...
From China to Colombia, 5 Cities Making Streets Safer by Design
From China to Colombia, 5 Cities Making Streets Safer by Design
In 2015, the global community committed to halving road deaths and serious injuries by 2020. But city streets are still not safe. More than 3,200 road fatalities occur every day, and this number is expected to increase threefold by 2030, ...
How Grassroots Organizing Is Building a Bike Culture in Almaty
How Grassroots Organizing Is Building a Bike Culture in Almaty
In Central Asia, cities have traditionally had parks and tree-lined streets to provide shade and attract pedestrians. Recently, however, pedestrian space has been sacrificed for more roads to accommodate the increase in private vehicles. Further, with cities prioritizing cars more ...
In another sign of the growing momentum for open streets, Madrid is banning cars from its city center as part of larger plan to advance sustainable urban mobility. Photo by Cassie/Flickr.
Madrid rolling out plan to ban cars in city center
As we recently discussed on TheCityFix, momentum is building for open streets in cities worldwide. Across seven Indian cities, tens of thousands of citizens are taking back their streets during weekly car-free days. Similar open streets events now occur in ...
Raahgiri is promoting sustainable, active transport in the capital of India. Photo by Raahgiri Day, New Delhi/Facebook.
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Momentum builds for the open streets movement
Do the streets in your city belong to people or cars? In more and more cities worldwide, residents are taking back their streets as public spaces. The open streets movement started in the 1970s with “Sunday Ciclovía” in Bogotá, Colombia, ...
Now in its fourth week, Mumbai’s Equal Streets movement has given citizens the opportunity to reclaim their streets as public spaces for people. Photo by Mansi Jain/ Facebook.
In photos: Mumbai celebrates four weeks of Equal Streets
Linking Road is known as one of Mumbai’s busiest streets. On any given day, it is choked with cars, taxis, buses, and rickshaws from every possible direction. In addition, noise pollution emanating from motorized vehicles has made the environment increasingly ...
Bikers in the Forests of Palermo, Buenos Aires. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr.
Show off your skills – and your streets – with the ‘Open Streets’ Video Contest
Each Sunday streets across cities in the Americas are blocked off to all motorized vehicles. In the absence of cars from their normal ecosystems, new patterns of public interaction emerge in these public spaces. Instead of automobiles, people appear: runners, ...
Friday Fun: One month as a city of the future
Friday Fun: One month as a city of the future
For the month of September, Suwon, South Korea has transformed into a city of the future. 18 miles south of Seoul, Suwon is the capital city of the province of Gyeonggi-do, and is home to over one million inhabitants. Suwon ...
Winners of the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest
Winners of the 2011 People Powered Movement Photo Contest
In October we wrote about a bicycle and walking photography competition, hosted by the Alliance for Biking & Walking. The results are in! The overall winner, who will receive a 10-day biking trip in Tuscany, is Rachel Schell with her ...
National Pedestrian Day in Bolivia
National Pedestrian Day in Bolivia
Taking a page out of the Open Streets movement and the Park(ing) Day celebrations from around the world, Bolivia celebrated its first “National Day of the Pedestrain” this past September. The event encouraged residents to use active transportation by banning ...
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