A core part of our vision at Pedestrian Space is to establish this site as a global platform for pedestrian related media and resources.
As cities and municipalities around the globe work to develop sustainable mobility plans and pedestrian advocacy organizations also work towards improved policy and infrastructure, we believe gathering resources here can serve as a cross pollination of ideas, practical tips and inspiration.
Stockholm is the second fastest growing city and urban region in Western Europe, with an annual population growth of two percent.
To maintain a satisfactory level of urban mobility, the proportion of pedestrians must remain high or preferably grow for the street space to cope with the population increase.-Stockholm Pedestrian Plan, pg 7
In line with this intention, we share our first post highlighting a municipal pedestrian plan- Stockholm City’s Pedestrian Plan, developed as part of the city’s Urban Mobility Strategy which consisted of:
- Cycling Plan
- Pedestrian Plan
- Freight Plan
- Parking Plan
- Transit Network Plan
- Road Safety Programme
- Other Future Plans
“Stockholm has good conditions for walking. 38 percent of all journeys in the City of Stockholm take place on foot, which is a relatively high percentage compared to other European cities. Walking is most common in the central districts. In the inner city the proportion is nearly 54 percent, whereas in the outer districts it is 35 percent.
The reason for the uneven distribution may be because the inner city is generally more densely developed and multi-functional than the outer districts. Since desired innercity destinations are closer, more people are likely to walk.“Stockholm Pedestrian Plan, pg 4
The Stockholm Pedestrian Plan also highlights in depth 10 Actions proposed for implementation of the plan including the implementation of “Living Stockholm” (Levande Stockholm – mentioned above) which we will also be covering more in depth here at Pedestrian Space.
More information on Stockholm pedestrian traffic at the following links: http://miljobarometern.stockholm.se/trafik/gangtrafik/