Posts tagged with 'Pedestrian Paths'
China’s Pedestrianization: Reviving a Tradition of Walking for Healthier Cities
China’s Pedestrianization: Reviving a Tradition of Walking for Healthier Cities
Pedestrian-oriented streets not only are safer, improve air quality, and encourage physical activity, but also facilitate commercial and social activity. Although China has rapidly urbanized in the past few decades, many cities across the country are still not easily walkable. According ...
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...
Q&A with Sujit Mahamulkar: Protecting Pedestrian Spaces in India
Q&A with Sujit Mahamulkar: Protecting Pedestrian Spaces in India
Upon receiving numerous complaints from readers on the state of pedestrian spaces in Mumbai, Hindustan Times started a campaign to raise awareness about the problem. The conflict between pedestrians and private vehicles in India is yet another example of how urban ...
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
The city of Lviv in western Ukraine started the first stages of building new cycling routes for the city’s bicycle commuters. The Executive Committee of the City of Lviv approved a 9-year implementation plan for the city’s new cycling infrastructure. ...
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
The municipality of Riosucio (“Dirty River”), located in Northwest Colombia in the Chocó State, floods annually. The ancestral fishing village has traditionally dealt with this yearly problem by building informal plank bridges that citizens must carefully walk across to reach their destination. To mitigate ...
New York City's High Line Unveils Second Phase
New York City's High Line Unveils Second Phase
New York City’s famous High Line opened its second section to the public today, doubling the park’s length to reach a full mile. Extending from West 20th and 30th streets, the High Line’s original elements, like its elevated promenade and ...
Pedestrians Still Struggling with Snow
Pedestrians Still Struggling with Snow
For many of us, memories of Snowmageddon and Snoverkill are fading along with the melting snow.  But the region’s recent snowstorms are still affecting the lives of pedestrians in Columbia, Maryland.  Even worse, these pedestrians are schoolkids who are being ...
Snow Removal Best Practices: The Right Path
Snow Removal Best Practices: The Right Path
The Washington, D.C. metro area has the second highest percentage of public transit commuters in the United States, behind only New York City. Many of those riders walk to the Metro or the bus, and 89,000 other commuters walk to ...
"Snow Helpers" Mobilize to Clear Sidewalks, Bus Stops
"Snow Helpers" Mobilize to Clear Sidewalks, Bus Stops
At the end of the day on Friday, I created “Snow Helper” Watch Areas on SeeClickFix, with the advice of SCF Co-Founder Ben Berkowitz, in an attempt to keep track of all the snow-related issues reported in the District. Even ...
Snowstorm Erases Pedestrian Connections in D.C. – Again
Snowstorm Erases Pedestrian Connections in D.C. – Again
Washington, D.C. does a pretty good job of plowing major roads after snowstorms. However, sidewalks and crosswalks are a different story. A little background: I live in the District because I wanted to live in a place where I didn’t ...
TheCityFix Report on SeeClickFix Results in Improved Safety for Pedestrians at Critical Intersection
TheCityFix Report on SeeClickFix Results in Improved Safety for Pedestrians at Critical Intersection
It all started four months ago, when TheCityFix blogger David Daddio reported an issue on SeeClickFix about a dangerous intersection at U Street and Florida Ave., east of 18th Street NW. Over just several days, the report got responses from ...
Not Letting the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good
Not Letting the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good
Famed American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham is often quoted as saying, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” But perhaps in this modern area, it’s less ...
Persuading for Pedestrian Zones (Part 2)
Persuading for Pedestrian Zones (Part 2)
(Read Part 1 of this post here.) ISTANBUL In Istanbul, waterways ruled strong over the seat of empires. The former Constantinople’s claim to fame came from its geography nestled among the world’s most strategic waterways. Once on land, merchants and ...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota's Transformation
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota's Transformation
As a Bogotano, I’m always excited to hear and see good things from my own city. This video happens to be a crash course in how the city transformed itself in a short time, with great images of what happened ...
Hikers and Bikers: Beware of 'Gators!
Hikers and Bikers: Beware of 'Gators!
Forwarded to us from EMBARQ Senior Fellow Lee Schipper:
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