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Rapid Growth: Maintaining Access while Accommodating Construction

In Japan, colorful Hello Kitty characters adorn construction sites to entertain otherwise-annoyed pedestrians in a constrained space. Elsewhere, development booms have forced people to dart across the street to then have to dart across the street again, as sidewalks and bike lanes are closed to accommodate growth.

Just as growth doesn’t mean gridlock with transit planning, a surge in construction doesn’t have to mean closed sidewalks and bike corridors. In this session, learn the strategies that cities have taken to keep pathways open, not just at one site, but in coordination across a corridor and across rapidly growing cities.