Monday, 9 February 2015
People want to walk: Brighton and Hove’s passeggiata on the prom
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!)