Four Cities Making the Most of Alley Spaces
"Several North American cities have recognized the untapped potential in their secondary street network and are turning lanes into parks, public spaces and even front yards," according to an article by Maayna Vancaillie.
The article goes on to list the approaches of four cities—Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago—in revitalizing their alleys, or laneways, as the article occasionally refers to them. For instance in Detroit, "the annual event now known as Dally In The Alley is going strong. Attendees can eat, dance and admire their way through back streets in the North Cass neighborhood each fall."