Citizen-centric urban infrastructure
Mobility is about people, not about vehicles
Instead of being citizen-centric, the urban infrastructure today is mostly car-centric. Pedestrians, cyclists, steps, and even nature itself get just a fragment of the public space, while cars get a disproportionate amount with regards to their actual use. By dividing public space more intelligently, people are nudged toward soft and public transportation. In doing so, a virtuous cycle is started.
The technology that allows us to profoundly understand how people move around in a city is readily available. How can those insights be used to redesign infrastructure so all modes of transport share a proportionate piece of the available space?
Roland De Coster
MIVB – STIB