Placemaking Europe

Tunnel Tool

How to transform unsafe spaces into colourful and compelling works of art


Moa Sundberg, Cecilia Fredriksson (City of Helsingborg) and Olga Sowa

Tool type

Implementation guide

Process Step

Create better places

During the modern period, the strategy of creating safe school routes for children and separating them from cars by building tunnels was a popular solution to eliminate the need for children to cross the street. Tunnel crossings for pedestrians and cyclists act as important linkages between neighbourhoods, but many people do not feel safe using the tunnels. Nowadays, many tunnels are in need of renovation and improving the feeling of safety is a great challenge, because these places lack ‘eyes on the street’.

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