Simple Fixes for Walkable Streets

Simple Fixes for Walkable Streets

Short money goes a long way toward improving walking conditions.

Communities can make real change to the safety and quality of their streets without spending a lot of money. Featured here are nearly two dozen proven low-cost ways to create safe, dynamic, accessible spaces for all people who use them – and many require only some paint. Each tool falls in one of four categories: create relationships, paint with a purpose, add signs or make streets lively. These solutions help create clear and safer behaviors for everyone.

These modest changes are a great place for communities to start improving the safety of their streets. Approval and completion of projects like these are often easier than projects requiring engineering changes to the built environment, such as curbs and raised crossings. These simple fixes can either be permanent or used to test design alternatives before choosing a final design or investing in construction.

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