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Nothing really beats a race track to get people walking at a pace. Two architects, Sandra Janser and Elisabeth Koller, have decided to make the streets of Graz, Austria a little more playful.

They’ve converted 750 meters of the main road into a track. It’s an interesting experiment to how people will interact with the installation in an urban space.

Think it makes people go faster, with the mind set that they’re on a track? Or slower, because life isn’t a race? Either way, it’s a pretty cool redesign of public space that is surely getting more people walking (or running, if they’re the competitive type).

(Spotted on PSFK)

Katherine Hui
Katherine Hui is currently the Social site editor at Green Thing, a web-based public service in London that inspires people to lead greener lives through creative content.

Before this, she worked as the Development Manager at Social Innovation Camp, an organization that encourages people to use web and mobile-based technology to mobilise social change. She oversaw 300 ideas submission and helped build 20 prototypes – five of which have gone on to get further funding or investment.

Katherine’s came over to the UK form Canada in 2007 for an MSc program at the London School of Economics. Before arriving in London, she managed a small environmental start-up in Vancouver called the Canadian Climate Change Alliance.

Katherine is football mad. She is a loyal supporter of Arsenal FC, plays for Islington Borough Ladies FC and coaches for Gunners in Islington in her spare time. Her second favourite hobby is kite surfing and she can sometimes be found chasing the wind.
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