Greater City Providence

Livable Streets

Bicycle Taxis and Bike Lanes in Barcelona

Barcelona Bike Taxis | Photo by Matthew Coolidge

Streets are the passageways that connect us to all our destinations, but they shouldn’t be just for cars, especially in the city. They also provide a path on which to walk or bike whether it be in a lane, on a sidewalk, or on a crosswalk. In essence they should be for people, no matter what the mode of transport.

Website goodmagazine.com has a fantastic interactive graphic that shows a typical city street transformed into a truly “Livable Street.”

Not only do they show in their graphic an image of a redesigned street, but they identify all the elements that make it beautiful, livable, and fun!

There are so many opportunities in Providence for livable streets. You’ll notice that liveablestreets.com is having a redesign contest. If you are artistically inclined, why not pick a street in Providence to redesign and submit? Send us a copy, and we’ll post it here, too!

Matthew Coolidge

Matthew Coolidge is co-founder of Greater City Providence. In addition to the occasional blog post about cycling, sailing, or urban rant, he works as an Electrical Engineer, often traveling to major cities and ports around the globe, or simply Warwick.

1 comment

  • I’m not sure if even Photoshop can save Atwells and Dean, but I think I might try.

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