28 Mar '12, 9am

One Man's Guerrilla Campaign Makes a City More Walkable

One Man's Guerrilla Campaign Makes a City More Walkable

Most of the ways to make cities more walkable are in the hands of the government, but one North Carolinian wasn't willing to wait for the Raleigh city government to take action to encourage its residents to walk instead of drive around town. Matt Tomasulo posted 27 signs in three locations , with directions and estimated walking times to various landmarks and attractions: "It's a 9 minute walk to the NC bell tower;" "It's a 16 minute walk to Seabord Station," etc. In a BBC report , Tomasulo called "Walk Raleigh " "self-motivated and unsanctioned." After about a month, the wayfinding signs were taken down , but the city council has already (and unanimously) approved a measure to reinstall them as a pilot project . It's a simple, smart idea: the signs aren't pushy or annoying; they provide information that encourages passersby to consider walking, rather than automatically h...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/one-mans-guerrilla...

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