“The street is the river of life of the city, the place where we come together, the pathway to the center.”
– William H. Whyte
Our streets and transportation systems—especially around Main Street districts—determine how people can get to, connect with, and build up their communities, and they can also create the space for communal life to unfold.
Physical features and intentional community engagement are both at the heart of people-oriented street planning and design. Together, the physical elements of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts and thoughtful community engagement with residents can impact overall connectivity, culture, health, sense of place, and belonging.