Sustrans Helps Reclaim Community Streets In The UK

Sustrans Helps Reclaim Community Streets In The UK
Design

A group aims to make neighborhood roads safer and more enjoyable for members of the community.

Dan Gould
  • 10 august 2010

The “DIY Streets” program in the UK, created by the Sustrans organization, aims to make neighborhood streets safer and more enjoyable for members of the community.

Streetfilms reports:

…the program brings neighbors together to help them redesign their streets in a way that puts people, safety, and streetlife first. So far, individual streets have benefited from DIY redesigns in 11 communities in England and Wales. Recently Streetfilms got a walk through of one successful DIY project — on Clapton Terrace in London. With the people who made it happen as our guides, we saw how planners and neighbors collaborated to transform a place where speeding used to rule into a local street with calm traffic and safe space to socialize.

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