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Website catalogues Google StreetView images before and after cycle improvements

Aims to provide ideas and inspiration for city design

The URB-I website has uploaded Google StreetView images of urban streets before and after improvement works. Thousands of streets from throughout the world have been documented, many of which showcase cycling improvements.

URB-I, short for ‘urban ideas’ is a Brazilian start-up whose motto is “simple transformations can change the way we perceive public space.”

Rue Rachel E, Montreal (StreetView, URB-I).jpg

Its aim is to make cities better, more liveable and democratic and the before-after section of the site is intended to provide people with ideas and inspiration.

Smedjegatan, Malmo (StreetView, URB-I).jpg

The team says:

“Part of our mission is to "open the eyes", sharing knowledge about what good urban design practice means and how it affects our lives in the cities.

“Our goal is to come up with ideas for the improvement of the city, generate interventions, spark people's imagination, demonstrating that simple changes can change dynamics, perceptions, enhance and bring quality to the public spaces.”

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DamienB | 7 years ago
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Such a shame there appears to be so few people riding bikes in these pics - before or after.

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ktache | 7 years ago
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Turning roads into streets.

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davel | 7 years ago
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Bang on about parking.

Fuck-all to do with Brexit or Trump, and posting on every thread about one or the other is just trolling.

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Wolfcastle50 | 7 years ago
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Nah, I reckon he's bang on.

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davel | 7 years ago
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Seriously, enough of spewing your irrelevant nonsense on every topic.

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handlebarcam | 7 years ago
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I bet the above images cause the average car-loving, Trump-supporting, Brexit-voting reactionary's chest to tighen in pure blinding rage at the curtailment of one of the few things they regard as a basic human right: parking. Therefore I thoroughly approve.

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Leviathan replied to handlebarcam | 7 years ago
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handlebarcam wrote:

I bet the above images cause the average car-loving, Trump-supporting, Brexit-voting reactionary's chest to tighen in pure blinding rage at the curtailment of one of the few things they regard as a basic human right: parking. Therefore I thoroughly approve.

The internets calls this being 'Triggered' keep up with the lingo, man.

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brooksby replied to Leviathan | 7 years ago
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Leviathan wrote:
handlebarcam wrote:

I bet the above images cause the average car-loving, Trump-supporting, Brexit-voting reactionary's chest to tighen in pure blinding rage at the curtailment of one of the few things they regard as a basic human right: parking. Therefore I thoroughly approve.

The internets calls this being 'Triggered' keep up with the lingo, man.

I had assumed that being 'triggered' was something to do with Only Fools and Horses...

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