The way we build streets reflect implicit ideas about what, and who is important.

 
 

Who is most important on this street?

Most of our roads, like this one,  privilege the needs of people in vehicles. The quality of human experience is an afterthought - and often not very enjoyable.

Most of our roads, like this one,  privilege the needs of people in vehicles. The quality of human experience is an afterthought - and often not very enjoyable.

What about this one?

This street shows more consideration for other human uses of the street, beyond the need to move and park vehicles. 

This street shows more consideration for other human uses of the street, beyond the need to move and park vehicles. 

 
 

Of course, what people ask of a street is different in each place and for each person.

 
 
I like to ride my bike and I want to be safe when I cross the road

I like to ride my bike and I want to be safe when I cross the road

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I'm in a hurry because I'm in pain

I'm in a hurry because I'm in pain

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Without parking space to load and unload goods, I can't run my business here.

Without parking space to load and unload goods, I can't run my business here.

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I just want to sit in the street; I'm not bothering anyone.

I just want to sit in the street; I'm not bothering anyone.

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I need clear streets and access to hydrants to keep our community safe.

I need clear streets and access to hydrants to keep our community safe.

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There is constant conflict; taxis, bikes, people everywhere.

There is constant conflict; taxis, bikes, people everywhere.

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That's why your voice is called for.

As new technology and ideas emerge, the way we build and use streets is going to change. We have a rare and historic chance to shape the streets we care about for the benefit of everyone who uses them.

So don't sit idly by. The street is yours.

- The National Street Service.

 
 

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