Le piéton dans la ville, L'espace public partagé / Walking in the City, sharing public space by Collectif
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Mobility policies in major European cities have for a long time favoured the car followed by public transport. But now walking is at the heart of reflections, offering as it does a solution to sustainable development issues. Some of the reasons for this development are the relationship between walking and other modes of transport and the way it facilitates access and connects all of a city s activities together: shopping, work, leisure, culture, relaxation... The challenge now, is for cities to find a way to share public space amongst the different modes of transport while also assimilating all of the uses of space and different types of users. The following case studies are presented in this book: Paris, Lyon, Amsterdam, London, Copenhagen, Lausanne and Vienna. They examine several important questions: What is the city s specific context? What kind of shared space strategies are being developed in the city? And what kind of innovative approaches to spatial design and technology do these strategies use? The work in this volume clarifies the pedestrian s role in restoring the balance in our public spaces and demonstrates how a culture of slowness can provide us with a certain quality of life.
 

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Published September 8, 2011 by Editions Parenthèses. 280 pages
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