Place Making Kampala
Zebra crossings are marked with black and white stripes on the road and zigzag lines on either side. These markings warn drivers that there may be pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road. They also tell drivers that they must give way to pedestrians on the crossing especially in busy zones of cities and communities where children go to school, next to hospitals and markets.
The objective is to increase safety of all road users to reduce chances of accident occurrences and fatalities that lead to death.
Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being. It is political due to the nature of place identity. Placemaking is both a process and a philosophy that makes use of urban design principles.
Place Making can be led by either official and government led, or community driven grass roots tactical urbanism, such as extending sidewalks with chalk, paint, and planters, or open streets events such as Bogotá, Colombia‘s Ciclovía.
Good placemaking makes use of underutilized space to enhance the urban experience at the pedestrian scale.