Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To convert (a street) into a mall or pedestrian walkway.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To restrict access to a street to pedestrians only
  • v. To walk; to travel on foot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To practice walking; to travel on foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To travel along or through on foot or as a pedestrian: as, to pedestrianize the valley of the Rhine.

Etymologies

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pedestrian +‎ -ize

Examples

  • It is an attempt to pedestrianize the middle class.

    Coyote Blog » 2008 » August

  • In order to have a successful pedestrian mall, you have to have pedestrians, so it works best if you pedestrianize areas where there are already a lot of people walking out of necessity.

    Lost Tulsa: The Main Mall - BatesLine

  • But if he would pedestrianize everywhere, London remained the walking ground of his heart.

    Life of Charles Dickens

  • "We still need a major spruce-up of the town, including working on local historic buildings and diverting traffic to pedestrianize certain areas," said William Tatham, vice president of cruise shipping and marina operations for Jamaica's port authority.

    Jamaica falls behind schedule to open cruise port - Yahoo! Finance

  • Looks like that idea to pedestrianize Market Street may actually be for real this time resurrected the old idea last summer - heady days, those were, of roller bladers and zombie dancers.

    Curbed SF

  • New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan unveiled plans to pedestrianize a large swath of Broadway in Midtown Manhattan at a small briefing in City Hall this morning.

    Streetsblog New York City

  • Free parking for electric cars would go against the grain of longstanding policies, like the decision to pedestrianize the Strøget, shown here in 1935, when private cars were still allowed.

    Streetsblog New York City

  • If a mind and soul full of rapture with beauty, a frame in glowing and vigorous health, and slumbers unbroken even by dreams, are blessings any one would attain, let him pedestrianize it through Lower Austria! "

    Views a-foot

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