I was reading about Alphabet’s Sidewalk Toronto project and the idea of making streets more pedestrian-friendly in winter caught my eye.
I am not exactly sure how https://sidewalktoronto.ca/ plans to do that yet but I asked myself how would I make the pedestrian experience better in a tough Canadian winter?
Hmm, here’s how…
You can be walking on a winter’s day in deep bush/forest at minus 20 Celsius and be so warm you have to take your outer coat off. How come? There’s no wind.
So my solution would be to plant a THICK urban forest along woonerf streets.
Here’s my quick sketch plan of same:
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