How To Make A Place Walkable

Streets can be tamed incrementally, one intersection at a time.
June 17, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Good design can permit car mobility while also restoring life to streets and providing people with easier access to neighborhoods and businesses, they said... Atlanta's biggest challenge, Ronkin said, is retrofitting heavily traveled arterial streets. 'At least we can start,' he said, 'by putting in sidewalks and good crossing points.'As an illustration, Ronkin showed a slide of busy Ponce de Leon Avenue near Highland Avenue in Atlanta, where a simple crosswalk traverses five traffic lanes at a place with no traffic signal. 'It's nothing more than just paint,' he said of the crosswalk."

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Published on Monday, June 16, 2003 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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