Sidewalks Can Be Cool...So Why Aren't They?


by WB of hugeasscity





Cost, you say? Accessibility? Lack of imagination? Oh Europe and your ancient progressive ways…

This piece originally appeared on the lovably snarky, local blog hugeasscity.

Comments

I have been wondering the same thing lately, especially on a recent trip to Chicago (not that it is particularly more pavement-ugly than other large cities). But its also prevalent in numerous cities of Brazil, which you can't make the "old world" argument for, because some of the most famous installations there have been close to mid last-century. It certainly makes wide pedestrian areas much more attractive.

Theres some pictures and some pro/con on the pavement vs. tiling in the wikipedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_pavement

Posted by: Matt.A on August 23, 2008 1:34 PM