Lancaster, California, spent $11.5m creating a pedestrian-friendly downtown. In just 4 years, it attracted $130m private investment, doubled its downtown tax revenue, created 48 new businesses and 800 new jobs, and road injuries decreased by two-thirds. Cities are for people.

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Don’t let the robot overlords hear you.

DieDae

HEY DALLAS YOU SHOUKD READ THIS

mama_emily

All for new options and this looks really nice! My question is how does this compare to what it would have been if they didn’t create pedestrian friendly environment (ie vs traditional)? I live in LA county and it’s exploding in every direction so curious how that might have been impacted by this (better or worse).

Twofingersthreerocks

Wow, it’s like when you make urban areas more friendly to pedestrians and cyclists and discourage car use, it actually has a positive impact!

bttrflyr

And I’m sure years of fighting the “how are we going to pay for it crowd” that most cities fall to

robotzor