Great Streets Best PracticesPresentation Transcript
The San Francisco Great Streets Project catalyzes the return of our city’s streets to their rightful place as the center of civic life in this wonderful city by working with government, business, and neighborhood leaders to test, analyze and institutionalize placemaking.
Demonstration Projects Institutionalization
An international tradition of creating great public spaces by reimagining streets …
Stroget: Pedestrianized in 1962 as one of first efforts to trial street improvements in Copenhagen
Paris Plage: Pompidou Expressway converted in 2002 to a beach in the summer. Successful trial has been expanded and continued.
Barcelona: Ordinary street design uses creative, temporary materials to make them more pleasant.
Trafalgar Square: London converts former traffic artery in 2003 to an extremely popular pedestrian plaza.
… is being experimented with in New York City by trial improvements with temporary, salvaged or inexpensive materials …
Willoughby Plaza: New York City’s first trial street plaza in the Downtown Brooklyn civic area.
DUMBO Plaza: Neighborhood street plaza in Brooklyn.
9th Avenue Bikeway: New York City’s first separated bike path and pedestrian refuge system.
9th Avenue Plaza: Street plaza in Meatpacking District in Manhattan, reclaiming the center of a busy intersection.
Madison Square Plaza: Midtown Manhattan street plaza well used throughout the year.
Photo by Brad Aaron Broadway Boulevard: Times Square becomes a great place to sit, even before the space is built out. This will become a more permanent looking trial plaza.
Photo by nickdigital Broadway Before Improvements
Photo by Ianqui Broadway Boulevard Today
Photo by dirtycrumbs Broadway Boulevard Today
… and now San Francisco through trial projects and events.
Photo by Seefry Sunday Streets
Photo by Project Cambio Sunday Streets
Photo by Phil Hollenback Sunday Streets
Enjoy the next Sunday Streets. See sundaystreetssf.org for schedules and locations.
Photo by Jamison Weiser 17 th Street Trial Plaza: Launched May 2009
17 th Street Before Plaza Opening
Photo by Jamison Weiser 17 th Street Plaza Under Construction
Photo by Jamison Weiser 17 th Street Trial Plaza Today
San Francisco has many wonderful plans for great public streets, including some that have actually been built …
Chinatown Alleyways Master Plan
Photo by Wayne Bremser Chinatown Alleyway Before Improvements
Photo by Wayne Bremser Jack Kerouac Alley Under Construction
Photo by Wooac Jack Kerouac Alley Today
On-Street Bike Parking at SF Main Library
Photo by Kate McCarthy Mint Plaza
Photo by memepunk Belden Place
Noe Street Farmers Market
Now the City is experimenting with new ways to deliver great public spaces -- faster, starting with these next three spaces …
“ Naples Green”
Naples Street between Geneva Avenue and Rolph Street
“ Guerrero Park” Location: Intersection of San Jose Avenue and Guerrero Street “ Showplace Triangle” Location: Intersection of 16 th Street and 8 th Street Pavement to Parks sfpavementtoparks.sfplanning.org
Request one in your neighborhood at sfpavementtoparks.sfplanning.org.
How can this approach be applied to revitalizing Market Street?
The San Francisco Great Streets Project invites you to be part of the movement to bring great public spaces to our city’s streets. Get involved at sfgreatstreets.org