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The mayor ordered red lines to be painted on sidewalks to create a pathway for pedestrians and a zone for vendors, Africa Rizing reports.
Brighter street lights, reduced speeds and more crosswalks are among the ways that cities can encourage walking, the U. S. Surgeon General says.
The city council would better integrate sidewalks, footpaths, bike lanes and green space into transport planning, Urb.im reports.
The dearth of pedestrian-friendly designs in China’s rapidly changing urban landscape is contributing to soaring obesity rates among the middle class, City Lab reports.
The U. S. capital has a healthy mix of walkable environs both in its downtown and in outlying suburbs, according to Smart Growth America.
New materials are being introduced that make sidewalks safer, more comfortable and capable of generating energy, City Lab reports.
The Desert Rose smart city in Dubai would use sewage water for irrigation and emphasize recycling, Emirates 24/7 reports.