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Navigating Main Streets as Places

A People-First Transportation Toolkit

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Prioritizing People

Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Transportation Toolkit provides guid­ance to Main Street leaders, community advocates, local officials, transportation professionals, and everyone else in between on how to: 1) Evaluate streets and transportation through the lens of placemaking, 2) Balance the needs of mobility and other street activities, and 3) Build stronger relationships with other decision-makers and the community.

Navigating Main Streets as Places
was produced in partnership by Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America.

How to Use

This one-stop-shop toolkit features guidance and best practices for rural downtowns and urban neighborhood commercial districts through three platforms: a downloadable handbook, a multi-part webinar series, and this online resource library, which includes a variety of new tools and links to transportation- and streets-focused resources, best practices, and research from across the country.

The handbook, webinar series, and online resource library are organized around three chapters to make it easy to connect the dots across the platforms: Chapter 1: Transportation Matters for Main Streets, Chapter 2: Nuts and Bolts of People-First Streets, and Chapter 3: Building a Better Street Together.

You can download the handbook, access the webinars, and navigate through the online resource library by clicking on the buttons to the right.

Toolkit Themes

Navigating Main Streets as Places explores why transportation and streets matter for commercial districts by examining their potential costs and benefits across six key areas: equity, safety, health, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and community. Learn more by clicking on the tiles below.
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This publication was made possible through the generous support of the
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Foundation


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