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Imagining Livability Design Tools
Local leaders, planners, engineers and visionaries of all kinds use a range of innovative and tested techniques to make a community more livable and walkable. For instance, communities that are looking to make tangible, doable, affordable livability changes can get started simply—such as by relocating the painted lines (or removing the paint altogether) on existing streets.
It identifies "short-range," relatively low-cost improvements can typically be implemented in less than a year—sometimes as quickly as a few weeks—and cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.