Drawing of a street with driving cars as the logic one one side (grey and no thrive ) and walking as the logic on the other side ( green and filled with life )

Walkable city planning thoughts

Logbook 6. August 2018 – Sketching up the difference between a city designed for cars and a city designed for walking

City for cars vs city for walking

Illustration and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

Walkable cities are better to live in, they are better for more or less everything actually. Health, thrive, community building, the environment, biodiversity, storytelling and using less resources. Reading and sketching up what walking can do for building better cities in the future. Here is one of the basic drawings, sketching up two kinds of cities most of us are very familiar with: The city designed for driving, vs the city designed for walking:

Drawing of a street with driving cars as the logic one one side (grey and no thrive ) and walking as the logic on the other side ( green and filled with life )
Illustration of a city designed for cars and driving vs. a city designed for walking and thrive. There are some very clear and easy to accomplish differences – One of the best way to accomplish them is simply to design the city for walking. Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Drawing is part of my work about sketching up how to design better cities through making them walkable and integrating trails connecting the hiking trails outside the cities with the paths inside and to the center of the cities

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Frits Ahlefeldt

Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology