Originally posted on World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities:
Street furniture. Put it like that and it sounds a bit banal, like a detail. A choice that may or may not seem to be of much important. Not really “necessary” and perhaps even an unaffordabel luxury for a city at a time of limited budgets. But good street furniture — and even more great street furniture — is a sign of a city that cares. A public space, public comfort project that anyone can use without having to pay a dime. And with it we suddenly are moving into a new social space.
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