The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design
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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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Calle Regina

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?

The pedestrianization of this street was one of the earlier projects in a string of revitalization endeavors undertaken by the city since the early 2000s. Previously, gang-affiliated vendors and drug-related crime made residents, business owners, and tourists feel unsafe on Regina. Now, a mix of strategic improvements to street infrastructure, an influx of new businesses, and additional security measures have created a people-first street that drastically reduced crime rates and increased opportunities for economic development.

Compared to the larger chains that line the nearby Calle Francisco I. Madero, this “Cultural Pedestrian Corridor" features smaller businesses, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Calle Regina is also known for its eclectic artist community, and is a destination for those seeking out bright displays of public art and large murals.

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