Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Better Streets for All

Streets of San Francisco
New plazas and more vibrant streets sprout across the city
Last year, Project for Public Spaces helped set up the San Francisco Great Streets Project modeled after our New York City Streets Renaissance Campaign. Now, with the successful launch of two municipal projects that allow greater pedestrian use of road space, San Francisco is showing its commitment to Placemaking as a strategy for creating more vibrant public life.

San Jose/Guerrero neighborhood above

Applying lessons from a PPS led training workshop for transportation planners as well as a forum for Business Improvement Districts earlier this year, the city has launched the Pavement to Parks program, which reconstitutes swaths of roadway into temporary parks and plazas, as well as the Better Market Street Project, which aims to transform the downtown arterial into a world-class street. More from: