Nowadays, we are facing the problem that many of the streets that constitute our cities do not embrace in the same way kids, elderly people, cyclists, people with reduced mobility, public transportation, etc. This is why, Complete Streets policies are gaining relevance all over the world as an useful tool to design streets for all.
The innovative design of these streets provides several mobility options for the inhabitants in the cities. They are designed to connect people and places in an efficient and safe way and they promote the enjoyment of the public space and a kind coexistence between the alternative vehicles such as the bicycle and the public transportation.
Among the several advantages of the Complete Streets it must be highlighted that they are safer and easier to cross, are beneficial for the local commerce because they encourage people to walk through the streets. They also make cycling more attractive and they improve the fluency of the transportation by bus.
The characteristics of the Complete Streets.
Complete streets usually have the following characteristics:
- Wide sidewalks.
- Bike lanes and dedicated lanes for public transportation.
- Comfortable and accessible bus stops.
- Frequent and safe pedestrian crossings.
- Accessible signs for pedestrians.
- Curb extensions.
ZICLA and the Complete Streets.
At ZICLA, we are concerned with the hazards that people could find on the streets, but we are aware of the opportunities to make them more inclusive, kinder and safer. This is why we have developed a solution to this, which consists on some urban mobility products that offer to the cities the tools to redesign their streets on an easy way.
Our solutions include a range of products that you have had the opportunity to know during these last months throughout our newsletters. These products are made with 100% recycled and recyclable materials. Doing this, we return the waste created by the human activity in urban areas, to the cities as useful products for them. So, in the same process, we offer a solution to another current problem: the valorization of the waste generated by cities and their activities.