The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design
Case Studies 

Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Avenida 16 de Septiembre

Mexico City

Mexico

Contributed by 
Eve Critton, Transportation Intern, Project for Public Spaces
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

This street was converted into a pedestrian priority and calm transit zone area in 2014, meaning that it is intended to be a mixed-use street that caters to the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. A reduced area for vehicular traffic and a reduced speed limit for cars creates safe space for cyclists and pedestrians to take back the street. Additional changes that leveled the street and sidewalk and created more space on either side of the traffic lane for landscaping and amenities enabled more and better public life to take place on Avenida 16 de Septiembre.

Access & Linkages

Comfort & Image

Uses & Activities

Sociability

How Light?

How Quick?

How Cheap?

History & Background

Related Links & Sources

Video still by Protoplasmakid on Wikimedia, watch the full video of Avenida 16 de Septiembre in action here.

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