Monday, 9 February 2015
This was the scene on Hove seafront yesterday afternoon – a pedestrian slo-mo superhighway. How come? Is there anything we can learn from the throng on the prom?
First, a sunny day helps, even if it’s cold (it was).
Second, a great townscape, bordering the beach, is nice to have.
Third, a stroll can become a social norm - a Brighton and Hove version of the passeggiata.
Fourth, it’s a safe space for pedestrians, free from the prospect of getting mown down by a vehicle (cyclists take note!)
Monday, 2 February 2015
Great to see old friends and new faces at the Living Streets Brighton and Hove stand at Seedy Sunday in Brighton yesterday - grist to the mill when it comes to making our streets more attractive, more human and more green.
Interestingly, many people who dropped by to chat either didn't own a car, or chose not to drive in Brighton and Hove. And there was a lot off support for rebalancing the streets away from people in cars towards people on foot (and people on bikes), such as the new scheme to transform Valley Gardens.
Thanks to Sam (above) from Living Streets HQ for coming along to support the local voluntary effort.
Click here for today’s report in the Argus on Seedy Sunday - a double page spread.