26 Examples of Urban Design That Will Make Any City a Better Place

Original and awesome street design is like makeup that can transform an ordinary girl into a shining star. Bus stops, shop windows, and pedestrian streets that are decorated brightly and, most importantly, creatively are sure to enhance people's moods by no small degree. Some of them are also really useful.

Bright Side collected 26 examples of urban design that you’ll definitely want to copy and transport to your own city or town. If only it were that easy!

1. This school bus stop was made to look like a book held up by pencils.

2. These banana geese are coming to bring you lots of fun and a drop of craziness!

3. A guitar shop that looks like an amplifier

4. A coffee shop made out of a Beetle car

5. A 3D pedestrian crossing

6. Nothing unusual...just hippopotamuses swimming under your feet.

7. Everyone can take a book they like from this street library in Bulgaria.

8. "Please have a seat!"

9. A table for cyclists: you can park your bike and enjoy a cup of coffee.

10. Or would you prefer to sit on the pages of your favorite book?

11. I suddenly felt like drinking a glass of wine after passing by.

12. Pencil bollards in Bristol, UK

13. A giant clothespin in a park

14. Someone was playing Tetris in this street, and it looks like they lost.

15. A bookshop window

16. Imagine a regular working day in the office...and suddenly a bear looks into your window!

17. Giant push pin walls. Who could resist them?

18. Hammocks right on the streets could totally come in useful.

19. A comb for cyclists

20. Obviously a bus stop!

21. When art breaks into the city streets:

22. So is it a fish tank or a phone booth?

23. Want some coffee?

24. A smiling bike shop

25. A bench ready to send you flying

26. Vehicle suspension ads: fake potholes on a road in Canada

Which ideas did you like the most? Do you have any examples of cool urban design in your city? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Preview photo credit Y&R Everest
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