It’s always fun to share big ideas and dreams with like-minded planners. But it usually takes some real world examples to spark real excitement (and action!).
Streets once served as vital community places. Destinations.
They now often function as dividers between and within communities – as a way of simply getting somewhere rather than as a community space to go — a place to meet friends and neighbors.
We can make streets better! Suburbia, city centers, rural villages — population clusters can and should have streets designed for people of all ages and abilities.
The myth-busting exercise linked below was originally shared at the American Planning Association Virginia Chapter 2014 annual meeting. Coming soon: an audio track narrating the presentation.