Location: North America
The Open Streets Project is a collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and The Street Plans Collaborative.
The goal of the project is to share information about open streets and increase the number, size, and frequency of initiatives occurring across North America.
The Open Streets Project began in early 2010, when Street Plans began examining the breadth and diversity of open streets initiatives in the United States and Canada. In the fall of 2010, Street Plans teamed with the Alliance with the goal of reaching local advocates and open streets organizers across North America.
The Open Streets Project includes a published guide and this interactive website, which allows advocates and new open streets organizers to explore open streets efforts in other peer cities.
It also allows seasoned open streets organizers to continually update and share best practices, maps, photos, videos, and publicity materials via the individual initiative blog feature.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)
"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"
Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster
Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.
I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.