Easy, proven ways to make it better for pedestrians

Easy, proven ways to make it better for pedestrians

According to Wired Magazine, if you really want to get more people walking, install lots of street furniture, make sure there are plenty of windows on the ground floors of buildings, and prioritize spaces that engage passers-by—like stores—over those that don’t—like parking lots.

To encourage people to ditch their cars and walk, commission public art, let restaurants offer outdoor dining, and invest in grand plazas. These are great amenities, proven to make cities more livable for those who use their feet for things other than pushing the gas pedal.

But if you really want to get more people walking, install lots of street furniture, make sure there are plenty of windows on the ground floors of buildings, and prioritize spaces that engage passers-by—like stores—over those that don’t—like parking lots.

Read the rest of the article here and learn more about how the Pike District can foster walkability.

 

Amy Ginsburg

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