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Before & After: 30 Photos that Prove the Power of Designing with Pedestrians in Mind

Before & After: 30 Photos that Prove the Power of Designing with Pedestrians in Mind
Before & After: 30 Photos that Prove the Power of Designing with Pedestrians in Mind, Padre Alonso de Ovalle, Santiago, Chile. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Padre Alonso de Ovalle, Santiago, Chile. Image Courtesy of Urb-I

Providing more public space for pedestrians is one of the main goals of urban renewal projects taking place in cities around the world. 

By planting more trees, implementing more sidewalks and bike paths and establishing new seating areas, it is possible to design more welcoming places with less traffic congestion and that promote sustainable methods of transportation, such as walking or biking. 

With the aim of publicizing urban renewal projects that have made cities more pedestrian friendly, Brazilian group Urb-I launched the “Before/After” project, which compiles before and after photos that show how cities have redistributed their public space. 

The project is collaborative so that anyone can use Google Street View, or another similar tool, to raise awareness of the changes taking place in their cities. 

Read on to see the transformed spaces. 

Padre Alonso de Ovalle, Santiago, Chile. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Padre Alonso de Ovalle, Santiago, Chile. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Apoquindo, Santiago, Chile. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Apoquindo, Santiago, Chile. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Bank St., Adelaide, Australia. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Bank St., Adelaide, Australia. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Boulevard Ion C., Bucharest, Romania. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Boulevard Ion C., Bucharest, Romania. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Forth St., Auckland, New Zealand. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Forth St., Auckland, New Zealand. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Griffith Park Boulevard, Los Angeles, United States. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Griffith Park Boulevard, Los Angeles, United States. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Minquen W Rd, Taipei, Taiwan. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Minquen W Rd, Taipei, Taiwan. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Calle Marqués de Leganés, Madrid, Spain. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Calle Marqués de Leganés, Madrid, Spain. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Coenties Slip, New York, United States. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Coenties Slip, New York, United States. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Regnbuepladsen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Regnbuepladsen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Rue St. Hubert, Montreal, Canada. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Rue St. Hubert, Montreal, Canada. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
R Sacadura Cabral, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
R Sacadura Cabral, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
R Nova do Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
R Nova do Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Plaza Tiradentes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Plaza Tiradentes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Dutch Kills Green, Queens, New York, United States. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Dutch Kills Green, Queens, New York, United States. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Palace St., Dublin, Ireland. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Palace St., Dublin, Ireland. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenue General Brosset, Lyon, France. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenue General Brosset, Lyon, France. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenue Shamrock, Montreal, Canada. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenue Shamrock, Montreal, Canada. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Agias Sofias, Thessaloniki, Greece. Imagen 2015 por Kosmas Anagnostopoulos. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Agias Sofias, Thessaloniki, Greece. Imagen 2015 por Kosmas Anagnostopoulos. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Av. Duque de Ávila, Lisbon, Portugal. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Av. Duque de Ávila, Lisbon, Portugal. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenida Francisco I Madero, Mexico City. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenida Francisco I Madero, Mexico City. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenida José Larco, Lima, Peru. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenida José Larco, Lima, Peru. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenue General Brosset, Lyon, France. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Avenue General Brosset, Lyon, France. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Stationsstraat, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Stationsstraat, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Strada Halelor, Bucharest, Romania. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Strada Halelor, Bucharest, Romania. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Times Square, New York, United States. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Times Square, New York, United States. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Venn St., London, UK. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Venn St., London, UK. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Young St., Southport, Australia. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Young St., Southport, Australia. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Shlomtsiyon HaMalka, Jerusalem, Israel. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Shlomtsiyon HaMalka, Jerusalem, Israel. Image Courtesy of Urb-I
Cite: Gaete, Constanza Martínez. "Before & After: 30 Photos that Prove the Power of Designing with Pedestrians in Mind" [Antes / Después: 30 fotos que demuestran que es posible diseñar pensando en los peatones] 04 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Watkins, Katie) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/773139/before-and-after-30-photos-that-prove-the-power-of-designing-with-pedestrians-in-mind/>