Streets lie at the heart of communities, shape human health and environmental quality, and serve as the foundation of urban economies. In many cities, streets make up more than 80% of all public space, and collectively have the potential to foster business activity, serve as front yards for residents,
and provide safe places for people to move and spend time. The vitality of urban life demands a design approach sensitive to the multifaceted role streets play in our cities. Shaping great streets is fundamental to shaping great cities.