Street Plans Partners with 100RC for “Tactical Resilience” Workshops

Street Plans Partners with 100RC for “Tactical Resilience” Workshops

Street Plans has joined 100 Resilient Cities as a partner to provide “Tactical Resilience” workshops to 100RC members to help implement cities’ long-term resilience strategies. The workshops will be half or full-day “pop-up” sessions, where stakeholders and members of the public will experience what it means for their city to build resilience through low-cost, temporary changes to the built environment– the space in which people live and work on a day-to-day basis.

The demonstrations will be developed around a range of resilience priorities, and may include the programming of unused space, demonstration of water management techniques, or urban mobility improvements. Residents, local businesses, and community leaders will participate in the workshops, engaging the public and key decision-makers in the process of testing, refining, and scaling demonstration projects to permanently advance city resilience.

View the press release here.

Street Plans completes Bike Month demonstration project in San Jose

Street Plans completes Bike Month demonstration project in San Jose

Through numerous community discussions, residents and business owners in San Jose’s West San Carlos and South Bascom Urban Villages have called for streets that are safer for people walking and biking. One priority in the area was the completion of a bikeway on Scott Street.

This spring, Street Plans worked with Greenbelt Alliance, the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association and other partners to create a 2-day “demonstration project” showing what a safer Scott Street could look like. The project took place during Bike Month and featured temporary sharrow markings on the street (in advance of a planned permanent sharrow installation by San Jose DOT this summer), an energizer station with free bike repair, and a bike-themed block party. Thank to all the partners who made this event such a success: Performance Bicycle, Our City Forest, San Jose Fire Department, San Jose DOT, Be The Change Yoga & Wellness, and our many neighbors and volunteers!

Click here to see photos of the project.

Street Plans Selected for DC Placemaking Initiative

The District of Columbia’s Office of Planning has selected Street Plans, in partnership with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, as a winner of its international competition, Crossing the Street: Building DC’s Inclusive Future through Creative Placemaking. The initiative is a part of Mayor Muriel Browser’s innoMAYtion, a month-long initiative showing how DC’s entrepreneurs are reshaping the nation’s capital. Along with Gehl Studio, Cultural DC, the Van Alen Institute, and other selected teams, Street Plans will develop and deliver a project in one of 15 locations throughout the city to foster civic interaction and engage residents in a conversation about the future of the City.

The interventions will be rolled out this summer, through the fall. View the press release here.