What are Living Streets?

A growing number of communities are discovering the value of their streets as important public spaces for many aspects of daily life.

People want streets that are safe to cross or walk along, offer places to meet people, link neighborhoods with safe and inviting routes for walking and biking, and have a vibrant mix of retail. More people are enjoying the value of farmers’ markets, street festivals, sidewalk seating, parklets, and gathering places.

Living streets principles embody complete streets and also include consideration of other issues related to economic vibrancy, equity, environmental sustainability, aesthetics, and more.

More information on living streets:  Design Manual for Living Streets