Pedestrianisation helps reducing air and noise pollution; increases walkers’ safety; promotes physical exercise, thus reducing overweight and generally improving health; and creates suitable environments for social interaction. Is it so difficult to think of a street as anything but an element of the vehicle traffic system? To put cars aside, instead of people? To think of a street as a human and cultural place?
The Museo del Camminare has chosen urban experiences in which this has been made – or should be made – possible.
Unlike in many European cities, London has never taken pedestrianisation seriously and limited it to very few cases.
Brussels’ recent and courageous experience of creating one of the largest car-free zones in Europe.
The experimental micro-city built in the Arizona desert for a better living and for keeping motor vehicles out. An investigation of its pedestrian character.