To help kick off the Living Streets Initiative, the city hosted a four-day public workshop to explore how existing commercial corridors could be redesigned to become living streets and to identify policy options to make living streets a reality in the city. During the workshop, participants identified three design principles for future corridor street investments:
Reduce the number of travel lanes dedicated to moving cars to add space for bus lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks.
Create a pedestrian and transit-friendly streetscape by widening sidewalks, providing buffers along the street, and reducing the frequency for curb cuts.
Relate development to the street by locating new buildings close to the street edge and facing building entrances to the street.