Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a citizen perspective of cities, a pop-up protected bike lane on the cheap and reviving abandoned railways in Queens.
- How You See our City
- This photo series gains a citizen’s perspective of their city. Future Cities blog rounded up 30 user-submitted photos from around the world to show the “diversity, as well as the commonalities, inherent in our global cities.” (via planetizen)
- The $600 Pop-Up Bike Lane
- If your city is lacking in bike lanes, some folks in Minneapolis could have a solution for you. Check out this demonstration of how to create pop-up protected bike lanes on the cheap. (via treehugger)
- Reviving Abandoned Railways in Queens
- An abandoned railway in Central Queens is being imagined into a vibrant urban greenway in the 2014 biennial design ideas competition, QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm. Entrants were challenged to design a vertical gateway for the elevated viaduct portion of a 3.5 mile stretch along the rail. (via arch daily)
Photo by Marjorie Lynum from Flickr (CC)