Construction has finally wrapped up on a project I did quite a bit of work on while at HLW in New York. Too bad to see the team didn’t get any recognition, in this article, but happy the project is officially live and in color….this thing was a beast!
Expanding on the already relatively innovative Eixample district in Barcelona, this concept for “superblocking” gridded areas within a city looks to be quite promising. The critical aspect, in my mind, would have to be successfully addressing the overlap of pedestrian and vehicular use within the block. This concept of major and minor arteries is used, so some extent, in various other cities, albeit with pedestrians and bicyclists still being overshadowed by cars. If done right, creating consierable space where foot traffic is given primary right of way has some great potential to not only make walking easier and safer, but also further activating the street level of those areas.
Great article from FastCompany on the benefits of walkability. Cleaner, happier, and healthier living!
Photo courtesy of Bernard Osei via Unsplash / FastCo