cellomom.oncars4 months ago
Inspiring piece: thank you!
I have found that very often merchants get nervous that reduced car traffic / parking means reduced sales. But there are plenty of studies that show the opposite is true. It helps to be able to give these win-win scenarios.
Also, a pedestrian / cyclist first scheme does not necessarily imply exclusion of cars altogether. My home town has come a long way in traffic calming without a ban on cars, which would be hard on the elderly and handicapped. And it has become a much more vibrant place. http://www.cellomomcars.com/2013/08/ten-ways-to-calm-car-traffic.html