Elevator Pitch

22 نوفمبر
2010

For individuals that rely on sidewalks and pedestrian paths to get where they need to be
and have unmet needs or standards for safety, efficiency, and ease of navigation,
we propose an initiative for the construction of footbridges, skyways, safer lighting practices, and stronger security presence.
This will reduce or eliminate time wasted walking out of the way and waiting on cross walks while increasing safety, efficiency, and comfort.
The status quo is insufficient, dangerous, and requires a lot of wasting time and energy. To get from point A to point B often requires skipping B and going through C,D,and E just to get to B. Along the way is broken pavement, busted lights, and potentially a lack of sidewalk altogether.
We want to use the city’s right of way to extend sidewalks just a little, add more lights, and gradually integrate footbridges and perhaps even skyways, which are extremely popular and well received in Minneapolis and many other metropolitan areas.

Walking is a good choice for our health and the environment. It shouldn’t be such a hassle. Right now the system is heavily biased in favor of motorists, and that’s not likely to change. So let’s rise above it, beside it, and every way we can get around it. Widen pedestrian paths, build bridges, tunnels, skyways, moving sidewalks. Give two legged animals their rights back! Through taking care of our pedestrian paths, we take care of our pedestrians, who are after all, every bit as important as motorists. When people feel safer and have a better experience, they’re far more likely to stick around and to come back down the road.

2 تعليقان to Elevator Pitch

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ShabiG

نوفمبر 22nd, 2010 at 10:58 م

This is not the correct assignment. Please look at the elevator pitch handout. For this assignment all you need to do is fill in the blank for those 6 statements. http://rand.gatech.edu/?p=22571

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ShabiG

نوفمبر 23rd, 2010 at 12:50 م

Nice improvements on the elevator pitch.

But, please upload your research findings as well as your findings from your field research. You can look at the “Designing Individualism” group for a good example of field research. Also you can use yourselves as the interviewees and document your experience. Or perform observational research where you simply observe people walking through the city and document your observations.

Additionally, don’t finalize your concept yet, let this remain as one idea. Continue brainstorming alternate ideas and please upload your brainstorming activities as well.

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