Monday, February 18, 2019

Calles Compartidas, Santiago

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Calles Compartidas (Shared Streets) is a pilot initiative which, based on UK experiences of sustainable transport and citizen participation, attempts to change the way we use city streets so as to fight climate change. The first pilot project is taking place in the Lastarria and Bellas Artes neighbourhoods of Santiago. More information at www.callescompartidas.org  
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