Walking and cycling should lead mobility post-social distancing

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has shown us that we need to look differently at the way we go about our day-to-day lives and offers a great opportunity to rethink our mobility for more livable and safer cities. Many cities around the globe are turning to walking and the trusty bicycle to help them navigate theContinue reading “Walking and cycling should lead mobility post-social distancing”

Eight themes to drive the guidance update on pedestrian planning and design from Austroads

Austroads has released a report which provides up-to-date guidance on pedestrian planning and design which is deemed in line with national and international best practice, and it builds from examples in UK, Canada, USA, and Australia. A key message from the review of international best practices is that cities are striving to be more walkableContinue reading “Eight themes to drive the guidance update on pedestrian planning and design from Austroads”

A state-wide program to promote streets as shared spaces

The NSW Government rolled out a $15m state-wide program to fund shared spaces pilot projects and improve the quality of public spaces. Councils are strongly encouraged to apply for Streets as Shared Spaces grants to deliver short-term improvements to local streets, paths or public spaces and introduce tactical urbanism interventions. “We [NSW] are asking councilsContinue reading “A state-wide program to promote streets as shared spaces”