Pop-up Infrastructure Makes a Street Green and Complete
The video below describing the one-week conversion of Rockwell Ave using "pop-up cycling infrastructure" is narrated by:
- David Jurca, Kent State's Urban Design instructor, who describes the overall project;
- Jenita McGowan, Cleveland Sustainability Chief, who defines a complete street as well as a green one;
- Rachel Webb, Regional Sewer District, on green streets;
- Robert Mason of U.S. Homeland Security who discusses crime prevention through environmental design, aka CPTED, bringing an important dimension to streets - "does it feel safe" (for a pedestrian);
- Marty Cader, Cleveland's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, who provides the background of Cleveland's transportation infrastructure and the suitability of Rockwell Street and and the one-week trial;
- Jennifer Coleman, Cleveland Landmark Commissions Chair, who describes how the project has brought more life to the street; and
- a Bike Cleveland spokesman who advocates for permanent solutions that the trial demonstrated.
Jurca suggests that future pop-up projects last longer than one week in order to get better feedback from the public.
Thanks to Streetsblog