Thursday, 9 July, 2020

Anton Babadjanov

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Anton has been living in the Pacific Northwest since 2005 and in Seattle since 2011. While building technology products during the day, his passion for urban planning and transportation is no less and stems from a childhood of growing up in the urban core of a small European city.
When Bell Street Park opened in 2014, it was one of Seattle's first explorations into designing streets as "shared space". Modeled after Dutch "woonerfs" (which literally translates to "living street"), it was meant to turn Bell Street into public open space while still maintaining vehicle access. In a traditional woonerf, pedestrians...
We're nearing a year since the opening of the 4-block Bell Street Park between 1st and 5th Avenue in the Belltown neighborhood of downtown Seattle. New businesses have opened, traffic patterns have been changed to facilitate pedestrian flow, and consequently more and more people flock to the area. Later today, the community...
The introduction of bike-share, car-share and ride-share systems has made urban transportation increasingly multi-modal enabling users to complete different parts of their journey with the mode that best suits the circumstances. If they start their trip with a personal vehicle, however, they usually do not think of it as multi-modal as there...