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Streets for seniors: a video look at issues and remedies

Kaid Benfield

Posted July 1, 2009 in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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Streetfilms has released a great short video about how our streets and traffic patterns pose particular challenges to senior citizens on foot.  With the assistance of New York City's Transportation Alternatives, that city's impressive DOT has begun an earnest look at ways to address the problems.  You don't have to be a street design geek like me to appreciate these issues, explained by ordinary citizens as well as by the conscientious public servants who are trying to respond:

 

On a related note, Streetfilms also has interesting short videos that show how London and San Francisco are beginning to give parts of streets previously consumed only by traffic back to people.

Kaid Benfield writes (almost) daily about community, development, and the environment.  For more posts, see his blog's home page. 

 

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