…In 2007, Gehl Architects undertook an important study of Flushing Main Street in New York City. We found that 97,000 pedestrians walk along Main Street every day, but they are squeezed into only 30 percent of the street space. Some 56,000 motorists have access to 70 percent of the street space….
Life should reclaim the streets, for a better, more comfortable and green city.
First life, then spaces, then buildings – the other way around never works
Jan Gehl (via mrgreaves)
Interior design by Furnish.dk for Carhartt Store, Nørrebro in Copenhagen. #allgoodthings #danish spotted by missdesignsays
A DANISH URBAN-PLANNING GURU VS. MOSCOW:
“But we will not address the traffic issue,” he said. “We will address the people issue.”
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