The entire road will be turned into a bi-directional cycle path, with pedestrian paths on either end and flex parking for deliveries and bicycle parking. The street will remain a one direction street for cars, but their speed limit will be reduced to that of a bicycle’s. Something that means bicycles are given the home team advantage. The document reads: “motoring allowed on bicycles’ terms.”

bi-directional cycle path / pedestrian paths either end / flex parking for deliveries and bicycle parking. The street will remain a one direction street for cars, bicycle speed/"motoring on bicycles’ terms.

Urban design

Here’s a super smart idea for recycling tyres. Turn them into lawn seats. This park in the historic town of Lima, Peru incorporates tyre planters, tyre seats and a children’s playground made up of recycled plastic and tires. How clever is that?

Professioneel stoepkrijten - teken de schaduw van je fiets over en.... voila

Professioneel stoepkrijten - teken de schaduw van je fiets over en.... voila

To encourage the effective design of public space, Gehl Architects has made a checklist of 12 qualities that public spaces should aspire to.  These, he clusters under the categories of “Protection”, “Comfort” and “Delight”. They make sense on an experiential level.  If you want to do an interesting exercise keep this checklist handy the next time you go on a walk around your neighbourhood. Source: http://courses.washington.edu/gehlstud/WEBSITE_CONTENT/Resources/R_gehlqualitycriteria.pdf

Gehl Architects - 12 qualities that public spaces should aspire to.


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