Posts tagged with 'open streets'
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 ...
Open Streets Movement Strengthened with Partnership
Open Streets Movement Strengthened with Partnership
The Alliance for Biking and Walking is partnering with the Street Plan Collaborative to strengthen the expanding Open Streets movement. Making use of roadways in creative and active ways by closing streets to automobiles and allowing residents to walk, bike, ...