Street Reclaiming: Creating Livable Streets and Vibrant Communities

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New Society Publishers, Jan 1, 1999 - Transportation - 207 pages

Imagine your street with fifty percent less traffic. Imagine drivers acting as guests on your street - now transformed into a dynamic "outdoor living room" with children playing and neighbors chatting. Dream no longer!

Part social history and part community-activist handbook, Street Reclaiming celebrates the potential of our streets to become vibrant and prosperous centers of culture and community once again. International urban planner David Engwicht provides a step-by-step process to psychologically and physically reclaim our streets, starting with a simple six-week program to reduce traffic by 30%-50% (without involving local officials), then introducing psychological reclaiming techniques and, finally, physical reclaiming: converting traffic space into community spaces that will enhance the social fabric of the neighborhood.

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This book is about the cultural and economic significance of "street life." Ever since ancient Athens and Greece, Engwicht argues, streets have been a major center of commerce, socialization, and ... Read full review

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Cutting Traffic by Half The Five R s of Traffic Reduction
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Street Reclaiming Design Guidelines
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David Engwicht is an award-winning urban design and transportation consultant. He has presented at international conferences and consulted for city and government departments in the U.K., Australia, and North America. Engwicht has authored six previous titles on traffic and community development including Reclaiming Our Cities and Towns (New Society Publishers). He lives in Australia.

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