In this Pecha-Kucha six contributors tell different stories on how to stimulate pedestrians. You will hear how the Walking Week Festival creates awareness about walking conditions in Brazilian cities via talks, movies, exhibitions and of course: walks! The ambitious Walk Leicester Actionplan managed to deliver this program to 10.000 people, of which 25% increasing their physical activity and 35% reducing their car journeys. Different day, same story: you get up, eat breakfast and rush to work by bike, public transportation or by car. The Wandel naar je Werk-dag is a reason for people to rethink their daily trip to work. 97% of the participants were planning to keep walking! Cool Walks - Learn how iconic water fountains in Basel, Switserland and traditional pots on the sidewalk of Alexandria, both facilitate to enhance the walking experience and the bonding of people. Oman made a shift from compact settlements to isolated single-family villas and individually motorized transportation modus, resulting in a detachment from the public realm and decreases in pedestrian activities. How can City Games help to reverse that process?
A pecha kucha packed with examples of collaboration and knowledge exchange, with one common goal: putting the pedestrian first! Six EU countries (RO, IT, AT, LT, NL, SI) are working together in the Cyclewalk Project to define common quality standards and share best practices in data-driven walking infrastructure planning. How do they facilitate the transfer of know-how? And it’s not only countries that are working together: 16 municipalities in Switzerland are also taking part in a walkability comparison. Currently, the City of Mikkeli is running pilot project for a pedestrian-oriented street, despite a lot of opposition from some politicians and shopkeepers. How do you prepare and implement this kind of pilot project? What have been the impacts and outcomes? At Avenue René Coty in Paris, the city of Paris used an approach of participation, through workshops with residents and a building weekend involving 100 people, and they came up with a plan for the operational transformation of this historical promenade! In Toronto, Canada, they are working on the revitalisation of an existing power transmission corridor. When complete, Last but not least: Better Walk, Better Ride:How a smarter measurement of walking segments within a transit journey can help improve overall user experience and choice.