In the UK, the non-profit Sustrans is pioneering a community-based method to reclaim streets from high-speed traffic and make neighborhoods safer and more sociable places. Called “DIY Streets,” the program brings neighbors together to help them redesign their streets in a way that puts people, safety, and streetlife first. So far, individual streets have benefited [...]
Urban designer Sue McGlynn outlines power, influence and decision-making in the urban design process and summarises the spatial attributes of quality streets including the two- and three-dimensional elements of place. Understanding the power of streets from CABE on Vimeo.
Transportation Alternatives’ Safe Routes for Seniors campaign started in 2003 to encourage senior citizens to walk more by improving their pedestrian environment. Funded by the New York State Department of Health’s Healthy Heart program, this was the first program of its kind to address the needs of elderly pedestrians. In 2008, the City of New [...]