City residents are increasingly seeking out spaces where they can meet friends for a cup of coffee, do some shopping, or simply stroll around and enjoy their communities. And city leaders are responding by developing pedestrian zones and spaces that reduce the impact of automobiles.

Pedestrian zones are areas that are permanently, periodically or occasionally closed to vehicular traffic. Some pedestrian zones allow public transit vehicles, delivery trucks or residents to drive in the space, while others are completely closed to vehicles.

After reading “Streets as Connectors: Pedestrian Zones in Cities,” you will:

  • Learn how cities around the world have implemented pedestrian zones,
  • Discover how pedestrian zones could impact your community, and
  • Uncover key considerations for their successful execution.