The Street

The quality of the street has a major impact on how a retail corridor functions and how it sustains the uses that front it. What is the quality of Milwaukee Avenue’s street as a public space? Milwaukee Ave will be getting upgrades under the Complete Streets program later this year. Will these go far enough? What has been the experience of other Complete Streets redesigns? Should there be more significant interventions like street closure, or small catalytic “tactical urbanism” improvements like painting crosswalks or adding street furniture?


StreetsBlog Chicago

Street Films 

Streets as public spaces

Rightsizing streets

The Mobility Space Report showing how cars hog space

Make Your Own Street Interactive Web Tool

Ten Steps to Creating Complete Streets

Stroad to Boulevard and Stroad to Boulevard Interactive

Accessible Parking Wonkery

How to Write a Complete Streets Policy

Strong Towns on the damage of parking minimums

Nine keys to safe downtown streets by Jeff Speck