Streetmix Socializes Street Design

OK, so we missed this relaunch for our just-published list of the Top Websites. Another remarkable venture from the fellows at civic tech leader Code for America, Streeetmix is an impressively user-friendly and attractive tool for designing streets.
August 13, 2013, 12pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"The principle behind Streetmix is simple: it brings drag-and-drop functionality to a basic street design template," explains Stephen Miller. "Users select a road width and add or remove everything from light rail to wayfinding signs, adjusting the size of each feature [sic] meet their specifications." 

"But Streetmix is more than just a fun way for amateur street designers to spend an afternoon. 'What we want to focus on is, how can this enable meaningful conversations around streets?' [collaborator Marcin] Wichary said. 'For many people it’s a kind of entry point.'”

“It’s giving power back to the people, allowing them to vocalize what their streetscape priorities are,” [creator Lou] Huang said.

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Published on Monday, August 12, 2013 in Streetsblog
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