The Life-Sized City Blog: Run!

This is a photo from Hong Kong by the photographer Dian Karlina. It really is the textbook example of a very non-liveable city. A city for machines, not pedestrians and cyclists. It reminded me of these photos taken by Robert Doisneau in Paris in the 1960’s.

Pedestrians dashing like mad to cross the street as the car traffic roars towards them. Thank goodness Paris is changing for the better. Doisneau once said, “It is not easy to catch a pedestrian, it is like a pigeon. It jumps.”

When they're running for their lives it certainly isn't any easier.

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