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Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories about innovations to make cities more walkable, including San Francisco approving a project to redesign a "high-injury corridor" into a car-free zone for pedestrians, transit and bicycles. Another story explains the success of Oslo, Norway, which experienced zero pedestrian deaths in 2019 through redesign of infrastructure and a now car-free city center. In Copenhagen, planners are using big data analysis to best allocate resources supporting pedestrians and bicycles. Several cities, including New York City,  San Paulo, Barcelona and Pontevedra, Spain, have implemented creative and cost-effective measures to increase walkability.

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Stories In This Collection (6)

Copenhagen Mastermind Jan Gehl Isn't Sold on 'Smart' Cities

Copenhagen Mastermind Jan Gehl Isn't Sold on 'S...
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San Francisco's Market Street Car Ban Is Overdue

San Francisco's Market Street Car Ban Is Overdue
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Spain's Happy Little Carless City

Spain's Happy Little Carless City
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Street by Street, Amsterdam Is Cutting Cars Out of the Picture

Street by Street, Amsterdam Is Cutting Cars Out...
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Three ways cities remodelled their streets for people, not cars

Three ways cities remodelled their streets for ...
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Zero bikers or pedestrians were killed by cars in Oslo last year: What can the U.S. learn from its success?

Zero bikers or pedestrians were killed by cars ...
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