“Summer streets” could make cities feel more like home

What are “summer streets”? This urbanist explains. Here’s how it can transform your city.
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The pandemic ushered in a proliferation of outdoor and sidewalk seating at restaurants, giving us all a taste of how our streets could be more people-centric. 

But how can we continue to build safer city streets and prioritize pedestrians over cars? We spoke with urbanist Jenn Lenhart about what makes a city walkable. 

From the concept of “summer streets” to the term “15-minute city,” Lenhart shares her vision for cities of the future — and whether crafting urban spaces around people instead of cars is truly possible.

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