Heather Alhadeff of Center Forward, a transportation and land-use planning firm, presents the facts behind opening up Atlanta's city streets to bicyclists and why it is beneficial for a city to do so.
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BY JENN GRAHAM
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH
ON APR 01, 2014
Like many superheroes, Jenn Graham didn’t choose to become a crusader for urban good — she was catapulted into it, quite literally. After breaking her arm when her bicycle tire got stuck in a drain grate, she began campaigning to make small changes to her home city of Atlanta. What started with grate replacements across became open-street activities hosting nearly 100 thousand citizens; a force that leads us to question how cities ought to be designed.
BY JACOB VANSICKLE
@ VOL 23
ON AUG 07, 2014
Jacob VanSickle is the executive director of Bike Cleveland, the regions bicycle advocacy organization that advocates for streets safer so people of all ages and abilities can ride a bike in our fair city. One project Bike Cleveland is organizing is called the Midway, a plan for a network of protected bike lanes.
Reclaiming the Streets of Chennai
BY ASWATHY DILIP
@ VOL 7
ON MAY 30, 2015
Aswathy Dilip talks about a citizen's initiative called Namma Chennai Namakke, for which she is taking the lead in gathering the support of Chennai citizens, including automobile owners, to embrace car-free streets on Sunday mornings. The space it is hoped can be used to promote healthy and happy lifestyles, and social capital through community building activities. When Dilip is not passionately spending time at work, she spends it with her naughty little son.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 31st, 2015.
BY STEPHEN O'MALLEY
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
ON MAR 03, 2015
Stephen O'Malley of Civic Engineers is exploring the dynamics of streets since the 1950's and how that may contribute to the lifestyle we are interested in. Now that we are all confronted with the street traffic, its domination and its perceived "freedom", we need more harmony and balance between creativity, science, imagination and nature.
Take To The Streets
BY ALEX WRIGHT
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 29, 2015
Take To The Streets is a message from Alex Wright, inspiring us to get up and take action. To fill our city with singing, with laughter, with stories, with drawings and with dancing. Do not wait to be asked, do not wait for permission. Take to your streets and fill them with art.
BY LISA NUSZKOWSKI
@ VOL 29
ON SEP 20, 2016
Lisa Nuszkowski is an advocate for and leader in transportation and mobility in Detroit. As founder and executive director of Detroit Bike Share, the city’s first public bike share system, set to launch in Spring 2017, she is also leading efforts to launch Detroit’s inaugural Open Streets program in Fall 2016.