Metropolis

Streets Are for People, Not Cars

Why the well-being of cities depends on a people-first approach

Coby Lefkowitz
Marker
Published in
16 min readJul 16, 2021

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Strøget in Copenhagen, one of the first streets to re-pedestrianize after being overtaken by cars.

For the last 70 years, cities around the world have been torn apart, retrofitted, and codified to accommodate 2-ton vehicles at the expense of all other modes of transportation. These deeply engrained patterns have dispersed people and businesses out to a…

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Coby Lefkowitz
Marker
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Urbanist, Developer, Writer, & Optimist working to create more beautiful, sustainable, healthy, equitable and people-oriented places.