Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan - This intersection is arguably one of the world's busiest - it also has a setting that I like to call "shuffle": all traffic stops and the intersection becomes pedestrian-only, so everyone starts walking every which way.
Railway interest: a George II silver mug, by Robert Albin Cox, London 1758, baluster form, leaf capped scroll handle, on a circular foot, later embossed with a tavern scene, within foliate scroll decoration, inscribed ' Presented to Mr John Pountain by the servants in the Passengers' Traffic Department at the Brighton Station as a token of esteem respect',
Queens Plaza, the street approaching the Queensboro Bridge, was transformed from a concrete, auto-centric wasteland into an 'urban green machine' in 2011. The department of transportation added a two way protected bike lane, ample pedestrian space and a greenspace for stormwater protection. Image by Margie Ruddick.
On July 25, 1916, Garrett Morgan made national news for using his gas mask to rescue 32 men trapped during an explosion in an underground tunnel 250 feet beneath Lake Erie. Morgan and a team of volunteers donned the new "gas masks" and went to the rescue. After the rescue, Morgan's company received requests from fire departments around the country who wished to purchase the new masks. The Morgan gas mask was later refined for use by U.S. Army during World War I.
Complete street redesigned with pedestrian island & bike lane via NYC's Dept of Transportation. Click image for link to full guide and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> https://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/