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There are cities in the world that could have become just as hazardous to pedestrians, but whose citizens demanded something different.
2017/04/29 02:03
Amsterdam and Copenhagen are the best examples. These cities – today widely viewed as paragons in the area of "livable streets"
2017/04/29 02:03
. “The energy crisis in 1973 hit Denmark hard. Very hard,” writes Colville-Andersen. “Car-free Sundays were introduced in order to save fuel.
2017/04/29 02:04
We started to rebuild our cycle track network in the early 1980s. Fatalities and injuries started falling. The network was expanded.
2017/04/29 02:04
It makes you wonder why no one in the United States even seems to be aware that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 14.
2017/04/29 02:06
From 1950 to 1975, the bicycle was almost entirely excluded from the government's vision…. The number of deaths rose, especially amongst children
2017/04/29 02:07
That year a group of Dutch parents created the pressure group 'Stop de Kindermoord'
2017/04/29 02:07
Through street demonstrations and relentless petitioning (in close coordination with schools), this movement gained traction in many cities. It successfully influenced the Dutch government to re-emphasize the construction of safer streets
2017/04/29 02:07