Our residential streets can be much better, with more trees, lower speeds and space to relax, meet and socialise.

Image credit: Streetfilms

The first step is to calm residential streets within 30 km/h superblocks, and then gradually invest in greening and place making. The image below shows a proposal for Oxford Street in Collingwood, from the community group Our Streets are not Garages:

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Image credit: Our Streets are not Garages

The following image shows a ‘filtered street’ part of a new ‘filtered neighbourhood’ in the City of Manchester, UK.

Source: Sustrans

The following links present suggestions and designs for residential streets:

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