Streets are the passageways that connect us to all our destinations, but they shouldn’t be just for cars, especially in the city. They also provide a path on which to walk or bike whether it be in a lane, on a sidewalk, or on a crosswalk. In essence they should be for people, no matter what the mode of transport.
Website goodmagazine.com has a fantastic interactive graphic that shows a typical city street transformed into a truly “Livable Street.”
Not only do they show in their graphic an image of a redesigned street, but they identify all the elements that make it beautiful, livable, and fun!
There are so many opportunities in Providence for livable streets. You’ll notice that liveablestreets.com is having a redesign contest. If you are artistically inclined, why not pick a street in Providence to redesign and submit? Send us a copy, and we’ll post it here, too!
I’m not sure if even Photoshop can save Atwells and Dean, but I think I might try.