Catch all the details and presentations of the two-part Pedestrian Priority Spaces Global Streets Webinar Series held on September 7-8 2016. You can find the recorded sessions here for webinar Part 2.1 and Part 2.2
The session showcased short presentations of exciting pedestrian priority projects and strategies from 6 countries, across 4 continents, by members of the Global Designing Cities Expert Network.
Fort Street by Darren Davis
Darren Davis from Auckland Transport presented the transformation of Fort Street and adjacent corridors to create a network of pedestrian oriented spaces in downtown Auckland. His presentation titles ‘From Red Light to Red Hot’ highlighted the importance of performance metrics to showcase the success of such projects around safety, economic vitality, and the quality of life of a place.
NEW YORK CITY
Interim Public Spaces in NYC by Emily Weidenhof
NCT DOT’s interim public spaces and the city-wide plaza program were elaborated upon in Emily’s presentation. She showcased the power of temporary transformations towards permanent construction and the importance of community engagement in the process.
Pedestrian Oriented Spaces in Melbourne by Rob Adams
In the presentation titled ‘From Grey to Green’, Rob Adams took the audience through a virtual tour of the transformation of the city’s streetscape from asphalt dominated corridors to pedestrian-priority and green street networks. The city-wide approach to prioritizing the pedestrian was represented in transit streets, shared streets, laneways, and many more such examples.
The Walkable City in Stockholm by Daniel Firth
Daniel spoke about Stockholm’s motto of creating a Walkable City as part of the city’s masterplan and mobility plans. His presentation showcased the city’s work towards Vision Zero, as well as to keep improving the quality of life for its citizens by way of sustainable and efficient streets.
Carrera Septima in Bogota by William Vallejo
Bogota’s Carrera Septima is one of the city’s first constructed projects towards the goal of making the city more pedestrian friendly. William in his presentation spoke about how this downtown corridor has been successfully received by the citizens and businesses in the area, and how metrics corroborate this success.
Pedestrian Priority in London by Esther Kurland
Esther’s presentation highlighted the comprehensive efforts being made by her organization TFL and the City of London to ‘make space for walking’ through a context based revised street hierarchy and various policy level and physical changes across the city.
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