Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saga Cité

Came across this cute little video. It is all in French of course, but one can easily figure out what this cartoon-like livable city advocacy video is trying to convey.
This is the type of initiative cyclists should associate with if they hope to obtain anything in terms of better infrastructure planning.

Basically, the vid tells the story of Colvert, a typical North American drowning in environmental, social, urban, traffic and health problems. It goes over how the city got there, through suburban sprawl, car dependency, etc. Then it relates how its population and mayoress solved the problems with courageous decisions, architectural overhaul, urban planning makeover, emphasis on public and active transportation etc.


You can learn more about the Saga Cité project here (in French).

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