Street Plans Helped Youth Leaders Design & Build Curb Extensions in Bridgeport, CT

Last week, Street Plans teamed up with inspiring youth leaders at a non-profit called Make the Road Connecticut and the public health department at Sacred Hearth University to demonstrate how some simple tweaks to street design can have positive outcomes for safety, aesthetics, stormwater, and placemaking. 

Youth leaders designed and painted their own curb extensions to slow traffic, shorten crossing distances, and add a pop of color to their walk to school. They also addressed 3 state reps including Steve Stafstrom to rally for improved bussing and walking infrastructure.