A New Way to Score a City

Few of us notice curb cuts. And yet they help to make our streets walkable. Before the curb cut spread among U.S. cities, there was a sharp drop to the street at the end of every sidewalk. Fifty years ago, that drop was replaced by a tiny sloped cutout. It first happened in Berkeley, California where a group called the Rolling Quads wanted to navigate the streets independently in their wheel chairs. They convinced the Berkeley City Council to mandate curb cuts and the rest of the story is history. ….[READ]