Streetscapes are an important aspect of a thriving downtown, as well as a prime opportunity to make a good impression. Are the sidewalks cracked, or smooth and even? Is the lighting harsh and uninviting, or even worse – absent, or is soft and reassuring? Is it clear where people (of all abilities), bicycles and cars go, or do they have to share overlapping spaces in a disorganized, unsafe way?
The resources below will help you understand what needs to be addressed for a successful streetscape, as well as providing examples of what to do and not do, and where to turn for additional help.