Easy access, few choices and a conflict-free stroll

Alone or in groups, strollers normally seek places easily reached, entered, and toured, so they seek routes with handy access, few decision points, and no conflicts. Any intelligent child should be able to follow a good strolling path. For adults strolling there, the mind is free to focus on conversations, inner thoughts, or nothing at […]

Evolving venues for strolling with strangers

For gregarious or anonymous strolling among crowds, we want still wider, perhaps specially built promenades. These public strolling plazas can be isolated from city bustle, like the malls Olmsted designed inside major parks or, as is increasingly being done, they can be part of the city’s flow, like the pedestrian esplanades of the Champs Elysées […]