Street Reclaiming: Creating Livable Streets and Vibrant Communities
Imagine your street with fifty percent less traffic. Imagine drivers acting as guests on your street - now transformed into a dynamic "outdoor living room" with children playing and neighbors chatting. Dream no longer!
Part social history and part community-activist handbook, Street Reclaiming celebrates the potential of our streets to become vibrant and prosperous centers of culture and community once again. International urban planner David Engwicht provides a step-by-step process to psychologically and physically reclaim our streets, starting with a simple six-week program to reduce traffic by 30%-50% (without involving local officials), then introducing psychological reclaiming techniques and, finally, physical reclaiming: converting traffic space into community spaces that will enhance the social fabric of the neighborhood.
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This book is about the cultural and economic significance of "street life." Ever since ancient Athens and Greece, Engwicht argues, streets have been a major center of commerce, socialization, and ... Read full review
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Cutting Traffic by Half The Five Rs of Traffic Reduction
Street Reclaiming Design Guidelines
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