- Constanza Martínez Gaete Translated by Matthew Valletta
- 12 December, 2016
Unequal distribution of public space when it comes to pedestrians, cyclists and people driving cars is an issue that urban mobility specialist Mikael Colville-Andersen calls “The Arrogance of Space.”
The urban planner and founder of Copenhagenize believe that this term can be applied to streets that are dominated by traffic engineers from last century where streets were made primarily for cars.
To illustrate his position, Mikael analyzed the amount of space allocated to each of these groups, in addition to “dead space” and space for buildings, in the streets of Calgary, Paris, and Tokyo by comparing each sector using different colors.
Take a look at the findings below.