Video--Complete Streets Demonstration Day, Northampton, MA

01 Dec 2016
Main Street Northampton showing complete streets demonstration day in process of being set up. Shows separated bicycle lane with City Hall in background.

For one morning in June, 2016, Northampton transformed a section of its Main Street with spray chalk, traffic barrels, potted plants, and tables and chairs. The event was a real-world quick and cheap test of concepts for redesigning the street. People on the street that morning experienced curb bumpouts with tiny parks (parklets) and a bike lane between parked cars and the sidewalk (a separated bike lane). The video below shows the transformation and feedback from people on the street.