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Rethinking Transit on Urban Streets

by Carrie Swiggum 

Tags: Paris Velib, Urban planning, transit, streetsblog.org, streetfilms.org,

Maybe this is the future of putting the human back into transit, and redesigning streets for multi-purpose transportation: Parisian urbanites are experimenting with a “street code” to designate the rules of the road, and for the most part seems like common sense. In this system you are “responsible for a user that is lighter than you” while navigating the dense urban system—emphasizing co-existence: semi-trucks yield to cars; cars to bikes and bikes to pedestrians. This video explains the system in further detail and highlights other features of the urban network.


Source: Streetfilms.org