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Leipzig Residents Compete: Ideas for Urban Transportation

Poster for Ideas for Urban Transportation (source: City of Leipzig)

Poster for Ideas for Urban Transportation (source: City of Leipzig)

As part of the updated Urban Development Plan – Transport and Public Space due to be presented in 2013 the city of Leipzig invited public participation through a competition entitled Ideas for Urban Transportation (Ideen für den Stadtverkehr) in which city residents were able to submit their innovative ideas for developing the transportation network in Leipzig. 382 submissions (from individuals, schools, community groups etc) were received for a total of 618 ideas, and each entrant received a response regarding her or his ideas from the jury. Continue reading

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The Traffic Network

and who has priority…

Times Square NYC features at the moment an experiment of the NYC DOT, an attempt to reclaim space for the pedestrian.  Of all Times Square users, pedestrians make up around seven times the number automobiles, yet the space devoted to them was previously 11%.  The current design turns Broadway around Times Square and Herald Square into a pedestrian zone, eliminating tricky intersections arising from Broadway’s diagonal cut through the uptown grid.  Not only does this reassign desperately needed space to the pedestrian Continue reading