How close are we to this vision? @DavidKThorpe Share the Road Campaign Wants 50% of Streets Car-Free #RethinkCities

In Chicago, 28% of residents don't own a car, and the administration is considering doing more to cater for non-car users in road management. In the Philippines, by contrast, 98% of residents don't own a car, yet they are crowded off roads by polluting vehicles, and smog-related illnesses are responsible for the majority of citizens' deaths. This 98% of citizens wish that the government would allow them space on the road to such an extent that they took to the streets in the capital, Manila, last weekend in their thousands, and delivered a petition to the country's Supreme Court demanding that road space be shared equally between motorized vehicles and cyclists, pedestrians and rapid bus transit systems. They quote a government Executive Order from 2008, number 774, which directs the three government departments to "transform the road system to favor persons who have no mo...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/22619...

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