Snapshots of Walkability in Malmö

We love spending time in Malmö & appreciating its walkability. Every city has room to improve but we truly view this southern Swedish city as a laboratory of best practices when it comes to walkability, also with its dedication to constant improvements on sustainable urban mobility measures.

We snapped these photos on a visit there one year ago during which we spent a great deal of time moving through & appreciating the city’s public spaces, beautifully planned with common sense urban design.

Streets and their sidewalks-the main public places of a city-are its most vital organs.”

-Jane Jacobs, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”

We first read Jacob’s influential work 17 years ago & live her observations through our own experiences of cities. Here’s to walking the city!

Scenes from cycling & pedestrian pathways in Malmö (May 2020)
Södra Förstadsgatan

We love the simple, clean public seating design on Södra Förstadsgatan. It was a quiet weekend morning in the city as well as a chilly Spring day, but these spaces definitely activate with increased foot traffic & of course warmer weather too.

We love simple, common-sense public space designs!

Stay tuned for more Malmö specific coverage soon here at Pedestrian Space