Monday, 9 February 2015

People want to walk: Brighton and Hove’s passeggiata on the prom

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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!)

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