These streets were made for walking?
What are now considered the world's most historic cities were of course laid out long before the invention of the automobile. In the second half of the 20th century, many cities opted to make more accommodations for cars by widening streets and even laying out new highways through historic neighborhoods. Today, city planners in parts of the world are beginning to make amends, and adapt city streets for greater use by pedestrians.
What New York Can Learn From Barcelona’s ‘Superblocks’
By Winnie Hu
The New York Times
September 30, 2016