Village Well, a placemaking consultancy based in Melbourne, has published a design guide for main streets.
The guide highlights what makes a great main street, including activity, accessibility, and inclusiveness:
The guide points out that main streets should be designed for people, provide reasons to visit and stay, and support traders to curate the street:
We applaud Village Well for publishing the design guide and urge all stakeholders to read it, including council, traders and residents. The guide aligns with our values and international best practice. There’s a lot we can do to improve our shopping streets.
Published 12th April 2021.