Walk [Your City]

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A social initiative that seeks for a more walkable city.

This app encourages citizens to participate proactively in the transformation of their cities, allowing the people to cooperate and reclaim more pedestrian walkaways. Once have the users planned and designed their signs, the organization prints and sends them to the users. After that, people are encouraged to install these signs on the city’s streets to show to other citizens the available pathways.

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The idea that this initiative supports is that a more walkable city “can make a more vibrant and connected downtown”. As it is explained on the website: “road signage has traditionally been expensive and car-centered, leaving walkers and bikers by the wayside. Walk [Your City] lets anyone from citizens to corporations quickly and affordably promote healthy lifestyles, public safety, and human-centered transit. Whether you’re making a few signs for your street or sponsoring a campaign for your whole neighborhood, you’re already taking steps towards a more walkable community.”

The website shows a series of real cases that highlight the economic and social benefits of this initiative. The Walk Your City project has already transformed West Virginia, New Mexico, and North Carolina, all of them in the United States.

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Una iniciativa social que promueve una ciudad más caminable.

Esta aplicación anima a los habitantes de las ciudades a participar de una manera activa en la transformación de los centros urbanos. La plataforma anima así a la gente a que coopere para conseguir una ciudad que disponga de más caminos peatonales y carriles bici. La idea que apoya esta iniciativa es que una ciudad más paseable “puede hacer que los centros urbanos sean más dinámicos y accesibles.” Como se explica en la web: “las señales de tráfico han estado siempre dirigidas a facilitar el tráfico en coche y ha olvidado por completo a las personas que pasean o van en bicicleta. Walk Your City hace posible que cualquier persona, de una forma rápida y económica, pueda promover el uso peatonal de las calles.”

En la web se nos muestra además cómo este proyecto ha transformado ciudades estadounidenses como West Virginia, New Mexico o North Carolina.

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