Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Inspiration from the web

Reclaim the Streets demo in Brooklyn, New York, September 2006.

You must go and have a look at: www.streetsblog.org/category/special-features/ street-films/ (see link opposite, headed 'Street Parks USA').

A few minutes ago I found this website purely by chance. I think its inspirational and I want to do it in Lenton! The idea of 'street parks', the size of a car parking bay where folks can relax might not seem that different, but watch the short film and you will see how the idea can be made to work in Lenton.

The film about cycling in Davis City, California, is wow! I love the crossings without lights which give priority to cyclists and pedestrians. Let's have them in Lenton ASAP!


Britain to claim more than 1m sq km of Antartica so as to extend UK oil, gas and mineral rights in South Atlantic.

1 comment:

Rosie said...

I really enjoyed looking at some of the films. The seating in the parking area was great and also the living room parking lot in Brooklyn. The wider cycle lanes with flexible barriers are great too, so much safer than our little green cycle lanes here in the city where they are so narrow and break off around bus stops and advertising stands. Also, people ignore them and park over them.

I'm going to go back and look at more.