Reimagining Singapore's streets as destinations

For decades, roads have been designed for efficient vehicular movement. Now, urban planners and social advocates are looking to reclaim road space for pedestrians in order to make busy precincts more liveable and vibrant.

SINGAPORE - A new narrative has arisen recently, with urban planners and transit advocates looking to reclaim road space for pedestrians so as to make busy precincts more liveable and vibrant.

This is a change from the focus of the past decades on making roads more efficient for vehicular movement, creating a haven for motorists, who have largely been spared the gridlock common in some cities.

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