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Singapore: Orchard Street pedestrian night turns enjoyable

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/orchard-roads-pedestrian-night-turns-out-be-enjoyable-sq It was “Pedestrian Night” at Orchard Road, but with activities and events in full swing, some visitors found it a tight squeeze. Amongst the crowd was Ms Lim Cze Yie, with her three young daughters aged two to eight. “It’s a bit too crowded,” said the 39-year-old homemaker, who was squeezed into a corner… Read More ›

Toronto to pilot ‘open streets’

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2014/04/16/open_streets_pedestrian_sunday_on_bloor_off_to_a_plodding_start.html Toronto is looking at closing Bloor St. to cars for one Sunday morning this summer in a pilot project patterned after Open Streets events held in New York, Mexico City and other cities. The idea is to boldly transform the street into a linear park and let pedestrians, joggers and cyclists take over for… Read More ›

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