Economy , Mobility 15 May 2015

Vehicle-Free Streets

Pedestrian-only streets may encourage retail activity

From Fast Company:

“For the past year, cars have been banished from a small stretch of cobblestone in central Rome. The street, Via Urbana, has been closed to traffic during construction on underlying gas infrastructure. The car ban has been so beneficial to both pedestrians and local merchants, the city is looking to make it permanent.”

 

“For the past year, cars have been banished from a small stretch of cobblestone in central Rome. The street, Via Urbana, has been closed to traffic during construction on underlying gas infrastructure. The car ban has been so beneficial to both pedestrians and local merchants, the city is looking to make it permanent.”

Read more at:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3043665/banning-cars-can-be-good-for-business

 

Original image courtesy Jorge Royan.

 

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