Rethinking Streets

An Evidence-Based Guide to 25 Complete Street Transformations

Help us write the next chapter(s) of Rethinking Streets

Rethinking Streets has been an overwhelming success, with thousands of copies distributed in print and digital versions. Due to this success, we are beginning to write a second volume with a focus on bike streets and intersections. This new book will again emphasize evidence-based case studies aimed at a broad audience.

We need your help! If you know of a street that has been transformed to better accommodate bikes, please fill out this brief survey and give us more information. Thank you!

It’s time to rethink the street.

For too long we’ve been building streets as though they have one function–to move cars quickly. The reality is that streets can to do more than just move cars. They can move people on foot, on bikes, on transit, without hurting vehicular throughput and safety. They can be more than a way to get somewhere else. Good streets are good places, too – public places where people meet, sit and socialize, conduct business, wander about, play, and more.

This new book uses evidence from completed street projects from around the United States in order to help communities imagine alternative futures for their streets. The book does not show hypothetical street re-designs, but actual examples from typical communities to show how they did what they did and see what resulted from the change.

You can receive a copy of Rethinking Streets in one of three ways:

  1. Download a PDF copy
  2. Purchase a print copy
  3. Purchase copies in bulk

For more information, please contact Marc Schlossberg at the University of Oregon's Sustainable Cities Initiative.

Authors: Marc Schlossberg, PhD, John Rowell, AIA, Dave Amos, Kelly Sanford