Now This Is Urban Design We Can All Get Behind (26 pics)

Posted in Pictures       27 Aug 2019       2701       4

This toilet rises from the ground when needed, usually at night time, and disappears below during the day.

A bench with solar powered USB ports

This scoreboard at the Oslo airport shows the approximate time it takes to walk to the departure gate.

Benches in Sweden are very couple friendly.

This parking lot has sensor lights above each of the spaces. Green lights up when the space is free while red indicates that it is occupied.

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A cozy bus stop

A sidewalk for smartphone users.

This supermarket gives out free fruit for kids.

A coffee shop that doesn’t have Wi-Fi

“Trams in Seville (Spain) have fast charging batteries at every stop.”

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This grocery store cart has a cup holder, a slot for your phone, and an aisle guide for popular products...

...while carts in Sweden have a map of the supermarket.

The narrowest street in Prague has traffic lights for pedestrians.

“There is a miniature library in this backyard facing a public walking path.”

This vending machine with freshly squeezed orange juice is in Riga (Latvia).

Sausage and potato salad vending machines are popular in Germany.

This swing allows parents to swing with their kids.

This toilet in China has a place for your phone.

This water fountain lets the water flow down, so that dogs can drink too.

“The way this diner explains how each cup of coffee is made.”

This fence is also a bicycle pump.

Green train in Poland

There’s a punching bag right in the center of New York for the residents of the mega-city to let all of their anger out.

Bench and fence in one.

This shop in Japan has display boxes of chocolates to show exactly what’s inside them.



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Visit 9 month s ago
#1 Because noone pees during the day
       
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Water 9 month s ago
Those toilets that rise out of the ground are specifically for people that go out at night. They are meant to give people a fair alternative for peeing against buildings or whatever which is illegal in the Netherlands where this picture was taken. And they have been effective.
       
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Important 9 month s ago
#7 Actually that was a joke, there's no separate line for people with phones and it was in Warsaw :)
       
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Trained 3 month s ago
...its possible only where people don't steal or vandalize for fun :-(
       
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