In the U.S., the term “superblock” conjures up the excess of urban renewal and the breakdown of walkable street grids. But in Barcelona, a different type of superblock is making streets more hospitable and humane.
“Atlantans want to drive to Downtown” is a common rationale for the parking blitz in the district. Anti-transit bias, the low price of parking, lack of housing options close to Downtown jobs — all of that plays a part.
Though Houston is known as diverse city, and it’s a welcoming city, Houston hasn’t historically been seen as a protest city. That’s not necessarily due to a lack of trying.