design for people, not cars

by Hugh

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

BUSINESSES have thrown their weight behind international planner Jan Gehl’s ambition to remodel Sydney’s central business district for walkers instead of drivers and the proposed demolition of the Cahill Expressway has received surprising levels of support.

Property developers and retail businesses said measures that would make the city a more attractive place to market were particularly important to Sydney’s economic future.

Professor Gehl yesterday presented his report Public Spaces, Public Life to the City of Sydney, the result of his commission by the Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, to suggest ways of putting life back into the congested CBD… etc