17 Urban Design Ideas That Are So Ingenious Every City Needs Them

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If you`ve ever struggled to get your bike up the stairs, then you will definitely be able to appreciate a cool conveyor belt that helps you with your troubles. And if you`re tired of seeing the same boring streets and buildings, there`re also some places for you that know that sometimes we just need a little bit more color in our life!

1. “Certain subways in Japan give a helping hand with your bike.”

2. An important reminder:

3. “A sign with a map of house numbers and streets”

4. “These roll out mats they use to help those who struggle to walk over the dunes to the beach”

5. An innovative way to keep pedestrians safe:

6. This vertical bike storage:

7. “This wheelchair accessible park bench:”

8. These gardens in between the floors of this building:

9. This rolling bridge:

10. These pavement tiles that produce electricity as you walk on them:

11. A beach shower seat for old people and children:

12. “Saw these meters painted to look like a bad guy in an alley near my apartment.”

13. “My city has a bike fixing station in the middle of their bike path.”

14. “If you’re elderly or disabled, you will receive a card that enables you to cross the road with a longer countdown time (Singapore).”

15. This invisible paint that you can only see when it rains:

16. “This traffic light button has the layout of the road ahead for blind people.”

17. And these cool designs that make ordinary things look more fun!

Which picture is your favorite? Do you have any cool designs in your city? Share your thoughts and photos in the comments!

Please note: This article was updated in January 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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Amazing gardens. Would be so cool in huge world cities also adapted this design - looks amazing and more oxygen ?


this sign in #4 is unnecessary, really. It looks like a 3D map and serves the same function. Map would be cheaper and would work just the same


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