We need to create an environment with flexibility. It’s crucial in making our cities better places. #leanurbanism

Thoughts on the urban Environment

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We need to create an environment with flexibility. It’s crucial in making our cities better places.

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Someone painted “ALOHA” – the Hawaiian greeting – into a crosswalk at Lunalilo Home Road and Kalanipuu Street outside Honolulu. With a little paint, an unfriendly suburban stroad crosswalk became slightly more tolerable. But, not everyone is happy. This is a must watch!

A little tactical urbanism has been turned into a crime. Now, it needs to be removed because it violates the Standard, regardless of the support from locals who experience the intersection daily.

One neighbor is quoted saying, “Slow down and enjoy a little aloha. I’d hate to see the city proclaim it is against the law, whether its graffiti or whatever, I think it’s a nice thing.” Another resident agreed“It doesn’t detract from the old lines, so I think its good.”

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