Friday, March 18, 2016
Video - Central London Streets Transformed: A Walking Tour with Iain Simmons
What was originally supposed to be a few short clips for that piece turned into an unexpectedly generous two-hour walking tour of central London! What I found most refreshing was hearing a public official speak so candidly about how we need to accommodate people first and not cars. Mr. Simmons emphasizes the lesson cities have learned over and over: While skeptics always predict "everything will start to fall apart" when new bike lanes, sidewalk extensions, and traffic calming street redesigns are proposed, "the reality is it never, ever, ever does." Read more.