"Re-allocation of urban space" Milan Local Custom Tip by Nemorino

Milan Local Customs: 104 reviews and 92 photos

  1. Via San Marco
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  • 1. Via San Marco - Milan
      1. Via San Marco
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  • 2. Via Vitruvio - Milan
      2. Via Vitruvio
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  • 3. Corso Garibaldi - Milan
      3. Corso Garibaldi
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Though Milan does have a long pedestrian zone in the city center (from the Cathedral to the Castle, almost), it still has a lot of scope for future re-allocation of urban spaces in other parts of the city. (Not that this seems to be a big priority so far.)

In the Via San Marco (first photo) there is adequate space that could easily be used for pedestrians, cyclists and trees, but in fact non-motorized human beings are squeezed into a narrow gap between rows of parked cars.

Second photo: Via Vitruvio, near the Central Station, is a typical Milan street with narrow sidewalks, no bicycle lanes, space-wasting on-street car parking and unnecessarily wide automobile lanes. At least they have tram tracks here, but the trams are liable to be blocked by cars during the rush hours.

Third photo: There are a few places in Milan where re-allocation of urban space has begun. Here in Corso Garibaldi they have recently made a limited traffic area by removing one of the two automobile lanes and using the space to widen the sidewalks.

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  • Written Jun 28, 2008
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