City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

Ditch Cars for Open – and Equal – Streets

In a commentary piece written in collaboration with the Urban Resilience Project, Alison Sant (author of From the Ground Up) writes that as the conversations about power, equity and climate reverberate around the country, the solution to these systemic problems must include streets.

She writes:

In my neighborhood in San Francisco’s Mission District, you can walk down Valencia Street – literally, the middle of the street – on the weekend. People pour into former car lanes to eat dinner and sip cocktails at freshly laid tables. Shops selling vintage clothes, records, flowers and coffee burst out of their storefronts while street performances draw crowds no longer confined to the narrow sidewalk. Pedestrians meander along the entire roadway, runners bounce through the crowds, and bikes and scooters snake their way down the street.

Read the full article published in U.S. News & World Report HERE