Gronigen - a great liveable city

Have a look at Streetfilms video about Gronigen.

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Sorry can't get the video to embed, so please follow the link below:

http://www.streetfilms.org/groningen-the-worlds-cycling-city/

"essentially Groningen decided in the 1970s to enact policies to make it easier to walk and bike, and discourage the use of cars in the city center. By pedestrianizing some streets, building cycle tracks everywhere, and creating a unique transportation circulation pattern that prohibits vehicles from cutting through the city, Groningen actually made the bicycle -- in most cases -- the fastest and most preferred choice of transportation."
Tassie take notice! We have lots of old urban areas that weren't built for cars too. We could change our planning priorities and make people a priority instead of cars. Active transport and liveable urban areas, anyone?


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