State of Place Index

What’s the ROI of Tactical Urbanism? Our friends at State of Place ran an analysis of our recent Asheville Street Tweaks project with Asheville on Bikes and Asheville City Government to find out. While the intervention on Coxe Avenue focused on shared mobility and enhancing walkability, the study showed the impacts…

Better Mobility for Everyone

Street Plans Principal, Mike Lydon, keynoted an open session for a smart growth series program in Niagara Falls titled “Imagining a More Livable NF.” The program was launched to explore solutions for the future of the City of Niagara Falls centered around the built environment and the livability of the…

Community-Design Trends in Coastal Towns

Street Plans principal, Mike Lydon, is quoted in this Coastal Living article about rising community design trends in beach towns. The article highlights trends that create vibrant waterfronts and walkable downtowns. Lydon says that smart street design is key in making places that are walkable and accessible to not just…

Is Tactical Urbanism Viable in Africa?

A recent article from African Urbanism, an urban planning blog about developments in West African cities, discussed whether Tactical Urbanism was viable in African cities. The article mentions Street Plans and the recent popularity and emergence of Tactical Urbanism as a legitimate planning method.  Street Plans certainly agrees with the article’s…

Street Plans’ Principal Tony Garcia Interviewed by ‘Next City’

The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works installed a one-year complete streets pilot project. The short-term, low-cost pilot will test a red bus-only lane, Downtown Miami’s first ever bike lane, enhanced crosswalks, and a lowered speed limit.  “I’m feeling encouraged. The impact of this project alone may not seem…

Mike Lydon Featured in Podcast by CityWorks Xpo

CityWorks Xpo, a national placemaking idea exchange and festival conference, interviewed Street Plans’ Principal Mike Lydon in a podcast released last week. Mike talks about how Tactical Urbanism allows cities and citizens to quickly make change to their streets, more broadly engage and cooperate with communities, and iteratively test various street…