HD11: Greening the Street, Block, Neighborhood and City
As a public asset that touches every corner of the city, streets are tremendous opportunities to better accommodate sustainable transportation and create vibrant places that foster social connections. Recognizing the potential, San Francisco developed a pioneering policy, The Better Streets Plan, and implemented a number of innovative strategies for improving the public realm. A multidisciplinary group of tour leaders will share their experience on the planning, policy, implementation, and operation of new approaches to streets and public spaces within the city, visiting context-sensitive complete street designs. Highlights include slow streets, streetscaping for neighborhood retail, and the Octavia freeway-to-boulevard conversion project. Each street represents different approaches that balance multimodal travel, functional public space, and neighborhood integration.