What is a Street Ranger?

Street Rangers are trained volunteers who are responsible for improving their most treasured local streets.

Ranger Responsibilities

With the help of our step-by-step ranger training, street rangers -

  • Explore and learn more about their local streets

  • Connect with the local community and discover what the streets mean to them

  • Find a problem, and take meaningful action to improve the experience of the street

  • Learn about how streets are planned, and how to have your say in local planning decisions


What Rangers Can Do

There are so many ways that Street Rangers can have a positive impact on their favourite local streets.

“I learned that I can make a difference in even the smallest ways. It all will add up to something awesome.  By that I mean with everyone’s small actions, when we all contribute, we can do the ‘impossible’”
 

“This week I learned that I have a desire to have deeper relationships + connections with those on our street - to be more of a community”

“It changed my mindset from the street is someone else’s responsibility to MY responsibility.”

Our Street Ranger training puts you in charge of your local streets, and guides you step by step to find problems and take action.

Our Street Ranger training puts you in charge of your local streets, and guides you step by step to find problems and take action.

Understanding the problems facing your own local streets is easy! There is so much to be learned just from getting out there, watching for problems, and talking to other people who share the street. 

Understanding the problems facing your own local streets is easy! There is so much to be learned just from getting out there, watching for problems, and talking to other people who share the street. 

Street Rangers have real power to make change. This bench welcomes everyone to sit and enjoy the street, and it exists thanks to one of our Street Rangers, who worked with the Public Bench Project to install it.

Street Rangers have real power to make change. This bench welcomes everyone to sit and enjoy the street, and it exists thanks to one of our Street Rangers, who worked with the Public Bench Project to install it.

Many say that the pen is mightier than the sword. We say a stick of chalk is even mightier. Drawing on the street is a low-risk way to share our ideas for how the street can be better. If people don't like it, it washes away. If people do like it - we have new community support to convince local authorities to take action.

Many say that the pen is mightier than the sword. We say a stick of chalk is even mightier. Drawing on the street is a low-risk way to share our ideas for how the street can be better. If people don't like it, it washes away. If people do like it - we have new community support to convince local authorities to take action.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it isn't safe to use chalk, photos and drawings are an easy way to share our ideas. This picture was created by a Ranger to show a dangerous street crossing to San Francisco authorities.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it isn't safe to use chalk, photos and drawings are an easy way to share our ideas. This picture was created by a Ranger to show a dangerous street crossing to San Francisco authorities.

Become a Street Ranger -

If you want to have a positive impact on your local streets but don’t know where to start, becoming a Street Ranger is a great way to get involved. Our street ranger training provides simple, step-by-step tools to make it simple to take action. Rangers also receive an official ranger hat and toolkit, so you can strut the streets with pride as an official street ranger.

The Next Ranger Program -

We are launching another ranger program pilot focused in two new US cities in February 2018. The chosen cities will announced soon; stay tuned for the announcement on our blog and social media channels. If you would like to be notified of the upcoming program, you can register your interest here.