What is a pedestrianized city?

by Elaine Jane PaƱares | USJR Mass Comm Intern

If one speaks of a pedestrianized city, one would think that people could just walk anywhere towards their destinations. In a way, yes, but pedestrianization actually refers to the lessening of traffic problems and accidents in a city. The government can do this by encouraging people to walk or bike and regulating the number of private cars under its jurisdiction, while addressing air and noise pollution. Therefore, the simplest meaning of a pedestrianized city is one that removes vehicular traffic from city streets.

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