Monday, November 07, 2005

Living streets

An example of a world class city (New York) finding insipiration from other cities, learning to reduce use of cars and improving living environment.

Contested Streets features new footage of reclaimed streets in London, Paris and Copenhagen and interviews with New York savvy notables such as Ken Jackson, Mike Wallace, Bob Kiley, Majora Carter, Kathryn Wylde, Enrique Penalosa, Eric Britton, James Howard Kunstler and many more.
View a 5 minute trailer of the film.

Another useful tool from the same website, Street for people- your guide to winning safer and quiter streets, contains many practical ideas relates to traffic calming. Some of the ideas are surprisingly simple, econormical and most of all, may be effective in Singapore as well!

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