Monday, March 4, 2013

Visualizing a Walkable City - experience in Spain

walker-friendly urban policy in the city of Pontevedra in northwest Spain
- a fruitful example to follow

proactive measures to reduce traffic

Pontevedra's city council produced a map that visualizes the distances and travel times between key places on foot at an average speed of five kilometers per hour

Free parking areas are marked to encourage visitors to leave their cars outside the city center.
Known as Metrominuto, the map has color-coded lines that resemble those of a subway guide.

"Metrominuto is an idea that can be easily transposed in cities that have 80,000 inhabitants (or less), of which there are more in Europe

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