Our amazing Summer Grants Program participants have been working hard, and doing great work in their local communities to build better streets in creative, meaningful, locally relevant ways.
Ford’s Greenfield Labs and Gehl are proud to announce our Design Principles for the Living Street of Tomorrow based on the deep insights developed as part of the National Street Service.
Coming soon! Our Field Guide to the National Street Service documents our processes and insights from the 2018 program which spanned four cities across the United States.
Streets are more than a path for people and goods to get from A to B.
They are also public space - a place to relax, meet, and enjoy life. In fact, streets make up roughly 80% of the public space in US cities.
But right now, most streets aren't that enjoyable for anyone...
Our goal is to make the streets safer and more enjoyable for everyone who uses them.
What if Streets reflected the things we care about most in our cities?
What if Streets helped us -
Here's how we can build better streets -
What does it mean for streets to be better for everyone? Stories give us the answer, by highlighting problems and needs which may be different from our own. Explore, share and add your own street stories so we can understand what better streets mean together.
National Street Service Cities program
City volunteers and City Leads choose work that matters to them; whether that is making people feel welcome with more places to rest on the street, safer streets for people who walk or bike, or being a voice of the community and sharing ideas with local officials.
A great street is more than just a place to put cars.
It's a space for people.
It belongs to the people.
Anyone who hopes for better streets can have a voice in how we build them.