Archive post: Talking to JANETTE SADIK-KHAN about NYC’s street revolution

A world-class city should have world-class streets © Gail Jennings Since her appointment as transport commissioner four years ago, Janette Sadik-Khan has overseen a dramatic transformation of New York streets, to the point hta the city now has a third of the carbon footprint of the average city in the USA. She has facilitated […]

Peaceful streets in Irene – one of the few ‘woonerven’ in South Africa

For the residents of Irene Village, outside Tshwane, it wasn’t enough to simply complain about fast, dangerous residential streets, or long for a safer neighbourhood. Instead, they had their villlage officially declared a place for people. In terms of the Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996, Sign R403 [the Woonerf sign] indicates to the driver […]

Why Complete Streets are the answer

© North America is on the verge of a new paradigm of street design, with planning authorities recognising that people-based design is the key to fostering vibrant cities. At the forefront of the ‘street revolution’ is the concept of Complete Streets, a policy tool to ensure that road design considers the needs of all […]

2010 Archive story: interview with Louis de Waal (one of the founders of the 1977 Big Ride)

Engineer and bicycle activist Louis de Waal has had safe cycling on his mind for the last 70 years or so… And at last it’s on the minds of others. In mid-March 2010, Western Province MEC for Transport, Robin Carlisle, announced that his department had begun looking at measures to bolster cyclist safety on our […]