We are excited to announce the release of two brand new handbooks, How to Implement Street Transformations and How to Evaluate Street Transformations. Reviewed by experts and practitioners from over 20 cities across the globe, these handbooks look closely at three stages of street transformation projects—pop-up, interim, and capital construction—and serve as critical supplements to the design guidance provided in the Global Street Design Guide (2016).
How to Implement Street Transformations outlines the steps from initial site selection, to planning, implementing, and maintaining a pop-up or interim street transformation. It includes many case studies that share lessons taken directly from the experience of city practitioners.
How to Evaluate Street Transformations offers cities a new way of measuring, evaluating, and communicating the impact of pop-up and interim projects related to road safety and its co-benefits. The handbook demonstrates how collecting and evaluating data can help build community support, trial new materials, improve designs, and accelerate the pace of change.
The content of the handbooks draws on GDCI’s experience implementing community-first road safety transformations to improve mobility choices, add quality public open spaces, support community-driven street designs, and increase accessibility and comfort for street users around the world.
Geared towards a diverse audience of public sector leaders, practitioners, local NGOs, students, community advocacy groups, and local businesses, these handbooks seek to change the decades-long practice of implementing and evaluating projects based on car-oriented metrics. Using the approachable methodologies outlined in these guides, cities can redirect their focus to creating the best streets for pedestrians and active mobility users of all ages and abilities.