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Transforming a street: Before-After images of Vienna's Mariahilferstrasse

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The transformation of Vienna's Mariahilferstrasse, one of Austria's most prominent shopping streets, has turned a street for cars into a great public space for people (see my previous blogposts on the actual transformation and the end result).…

Walking along Vienna's redesigned Mariahilferstrasse

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe the City of Vienna faces a major challenge to redistribute road space from cars to people to create better, greener and healthier public spaces, in particular in its dense inner districts. In…

A Tale of Two Cities (3): A Comparison of Shared Spaces in Vienna and Auckland

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In the third and final part of the "A Tale of Two Cities" series on shared spaces in Auckland and Vienna, Darren Davis and Andreas Lindinger compare the two cities' shared space approaches: While Auckland has already implemented a comprehensive…

A Tale of Two Cities (2): Auckland's Shared Space programme turns streets into places

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In the second part of the "A Tale of Two Cities" series on shared spaces in Auckland and Vienna, Darren Davis examines Auckland's City Centre shared space programme: Auckland has implemented a comprehensive Shared Space programme in its city…

A Tale of Two Cities (1): Vienna's Mariahilferstraße combines Pedestrian Zone and Shared Space

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In the first part of the "A Tale of Two Cities" series on shared spaces in Auckland and Vienna, Andreas Lindinger takes a closer look at the recent redesign of Vienna's Mariahilferstraße, the country's most important shopping street which now…

Vienna STEPs up

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Vienna aims to increase sustainable transportation’s share to 80% by 2025. By Darren Davis and Andreas Lindinger. The city of Vienna has just adopted its latest 10-year city development plan, known as STEP 2025. Key from a transport point…