The Rightsizing Streets Guide aims to help planners and community members update their streets to make them ‘right’ for their context. The centerpiece of the guide is a set of rightsizing case studies that highlight impressive outcomes using before and after data on mobility, crashes, and other parameters. These are just a few of the projects that have been built and many more are being planned all over the country. The glossary of common rightsizing techniques and the best practices guide to street selection criteria and before and after measurements can help facilitate similar changes in your community.
The needs of our communities evolve over time, and our street design should, too. That’s the idea behind ‘rightsizing streets’ – reconfiguring the layout of our streets to better serve the people who use them, whether they’re commuters driving, shoppers walking, or children bicycling. Across the country, communities large and small are achieving impressive safety, mobility, and community outcomes by implementing such reconfigurations. Project for Public Spaces created this rightsizing resource to highlight the accomplishments of these communities and share best practices.
See Project Selection and Before & After Measurements for more info on selecting streets for rightsizing and methods of measuring rightsizing’s outcomes.
See the glossary of rightsizing strategies for definitions and background links.
Case Studies Include:
East Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Broadway, New York, NY
Bridgeport Way, University Place, WA
Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL
Main St/US 395, Bridgeport, CA
More Information: www.pps.org/reference/rightsizing/