As I started to see more and more cities do amazing work to get more space for people to walk and ride a bicycle I started mapping out the trends on this google map.
The time for disrupt is now.
Join the #SpaceForHealth campaign
Sign the petition to get more space for walking and cycling - petition link
Timelapse of the installation of a priority crossing for bicycle riders and a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Stanley Street and Bourke Street, Darlinghurst (google map link).
Sydney's famous Oxford Street Rainbow crossing in 2013 was a temporary fixture on Sydney's roads in 2013. City of Sydney Council fought hard to get it reinstated and eventually negotiated a rainbow crossing on the intersection of Bourke street and Campbell street including a precedent pedestrian priority traffic light (aka. Green light for pedestrians and bike riders until a motor vehicle triggers the detector to change the signals).
Walking around Central Stateion in the morning of lunchtime peak is afun if you like being a sardine and trying to figure out where you can stand without being squashed or run over.
This is the intersection outside Central Station, between George Street and Lee Street which leads to the University of Technology, TAFE, Chinatown, and all the surrounding businesses and hotels.
Green light to walk
Flashing red light
Green right turn for traffic
People are trying to find some space, some have resorted to waiting on the road.
No space, have to go around
The island is so full that people have to navigate around the crowd to try and find the footpath to get off the road.