Walkable Cities

Solutions Journalism Network

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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