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Is a road a pubic space?


In central Auckland, roads occupy 18% of all land and a further 25% of land is car parks. Ask people what “public space” means and they will probably talk about parks. They won’t mention roads because these are assumed to be for cars. All of us pay for roads, through fuel taxes, road user charges and general taxes. Could our road space be used differently? Barcelona has worked to reinvent the concept of public space. They've created neighbourhoods where speeds are reduced and through-traffic is limited. Read more about this in the Conversation article below.





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