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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

Pedestrian-only streets: how awful

Yes, I'm joking. But for many years there's been a running theme in the planning and development world that pedestrian-only streets can never work and that having cars on the street is always preferable. They simply won't work otherwise. It's common even among many of my most respected friends and colleagues. 

I know, I know: density, captive market, yadda yadda yadda. But can we at least start to have a conversation about how much better such streets are for humans?

Today's installment from Streetfilms - the pedestrian streets of Guadalajara:

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