Driving in the city sucks. There are other cars and buses and bikes and people—god, so many people. And cars—being heavy metal machines capable of moving at great speed—are also highly dangerous. Instead of trying to accommodate everyone in an unhappy medium, cities are increasingly designing streets for pedestrians over cars. Check these ambitious projects all over North America doing exactly that. Advertisement Times Square Transformed in Manhattan After a tremendously successful pilot project back in 2009, New York City hired the architectural firm Snøhetta to make parts of Times Square permanently pedestrian-only. The first phrase just wrapped up at the end of last year, and the whole project is expected to be finalized in 2015. Granite benches line the bowtie-shaped public plaza. The custom concrete pavers on the ground are also embedded with small metal disks that capture and reflect the Square’s characteristic neon glow. Since Times Square has become more pedestrian friendly, foot traffic and store sales have gone up dramatically. Save $124 Vizio 50″ 4K M6 Series TV Look at that This TV supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+, so you can, with perfect color and excellent contrast. Buy for $406 at Amazon Watch Times Square and other… Read full this story
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