systematica

How Stockholm Became the Ultimate Walkable City

[pedestrian, cycling, policies]

[vision zero, walkability, stockholm, new york, walkable city]

“This summer we are going to be having a conference where we reinvent Vision Zero and call it Vision Zero 2.0” says Lars Strömgren, a cycling advocate. “The difference is that before you only tried to make it possible to keep on driving and keep on using your car, and just try to minimize the deaths and injuries in traffic. Now we want to involve the health benefits of more people using their bikes and more people walking.”
… "If you are pro-growth, Stockholm shows how walkability and urban design can drive the market,” writes Ståhle. “The environmental and social benefits comes as a bonus.”

Source: http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/03/how-stockholm-became-the-ultimate-walkable-city/388433/?utm_source=nl_daily_link3_032415&fb_ref=Default#

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