An Active Streets event on Saturday called Connect the Loop created a pop-up demonstration of two street improvement projects, including a two-way parking-protected bike lane, giving residents an opportunity to try them out and weigh in on what works and what doesn't.
What are we saying to Atlantans and to the world when the cradle of the city is sad and disused?
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.