On the Move: Urban Design for Access by embarqnetwork

Two cyclists pedal in a New York City bike lane. New York is one of the leading cities in implementing complete street policies, which improve accessibility and safety for users across all modes of transport. Photo by Kyle Gradinger/Flickr. This is the eighth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell Corporation. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. The most recent UN-HABITAT Global Report on Human Settlements affirmed that access to destinations, activities, services, and goods lies at the core of urban mobility. To meet this end, transforming urban development patterns towards mixed use and compact design, combined with high-quality pedestrian and biking infrastructure, will help create more accessible – and sustainable – urban spaces. ...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/212796

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