Mobycon presented at the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference
Complete Streets. These are no longer a luxury, but an absolute necessity. The decision to start designing road networks and streets for all users, instead of just for car drivers, is the first step in making cities truly resilient and lively.
Last week, Dick van Veen and Johan Diepens travelled to Ottawa to give a full day training session - Complete Streets in Action: Sustainable Streets for All Road Users - for decision makers from municipalities across Canada. This training was part of the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference, during which city and industry leaders shared information on how to make Canada a more healthy, sustainable and green country. And what is more sustainable in mobility than walking or a riding your bike?
During the panel session on Social Capital, Dick also presented on the value of public space design. This energetic Pecha Kucha showed the importance of public space as the social glue for society, highlighting the downfall of public space due to the rise of the automobile. The opportunities that lie ahead with a traffic concept like Shared Space leave us with this lasting message: if we safely rebalance our streets, we will also rediscover our public spaces.