Tactical Urbanism Projects

JC Walks Pedestrian Enhancement Plan 

Jersey City, NJ

Street Plans was hired by the City of Jersey City to plan and implement six walkability workshops as a subconsultant to Fitzgerald & Halliday Inc. The workshops consisted of temporary curb extensions, including a public-feedback board, tables and chairs, wayfinding signage, planters, and colorful paint. The workshops gathered feedback from residents to inform the City of Jersey City’s forthcoming Pedestrian Enhancement Plan. Click here for more. 

Biscayne Green Pilot Project

Miami, FL

Biscayne Green was a three-week transformation of two parking medians along Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami, FL. One parking median became a new pedestrian plaza, programmed with dance, music, and vendor events, while the other was comprised of a new playground, dog park, lawn, and seating terrace. The pilot project also included a dedicated bus and bike lane, and a new on-street parallel parking lane. Click here for more. 

Shore to Core West Palm Beach Demonstration Project

West Palm Beach, FL

On January 24th, Street Plans implemented a day-long intervention along the waterfront in Downtown West Palm Beach. The project measured participants’ neurological responses to experiencing the pop-up space. The data will help reveal the possible wellness benefits of well-designed urban spaces, and inform how urban design affects the minds and bodies of those who move throughout it. Click here for more. 

SCAG Go Human Demonstration Projects

Southern California Region (Multiple Counties)

Street Plans, together with Alta Planning + Design, designed and implemented 11 Tactical Urbanism projects as a part of the Southern California Association of Government’s (SCAG) 2017 Go Human region-wide safety and encouragement campaign. Click HERE for more. 

BikeNWA Pilot Projects  

Bella Vista, Rogers, & Bentonville, AR

With financial support from the Walton Family Foundation and in partnership with the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks, Street Plans was hired by the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission to work with the cities of Bentonville, Bella Vista, and Rogers to create a series of month-long bikeway pilot projects. Click here for more. 


San Marcos Code SMTX

San Marcos, TX

Street Plans joined the City of San Marcos and Dover, Kohl & Partners in re-envisioning downtown utilizing tactical urbanism, which included a temporary two-way lane conversion, a temporary two-way cycle track, a farmer’s market, and “pop-up” parks. This, along with a charrette, helped kick-off and inform the creation of a new form-based code. Click here for more. 

Greenbelt Alliance Demonstration Projects

San Jose, CA

The Greenbelt Alliance hired Street Plans to lead two Tactical Urbanism Demonstration Projects in the West San Carlos and South Bascom Urban Villages of San Jose. The first project was a two day demonstration project to improve bike infrastructure along Scott Street. The following project was a temporary "makeover" of a long-neglected alley. Click here for more. 

Market Street Connect Demonstration Project

Poughkeepsie, NY

On Friday, October 7th, Street Plans worked with local volunteers and Sam Schwartz Engineering to re-imagine Market Street in Poughkeepsie, NY ’s downtown core for one day. The project used temporary materials to experiment with traffic calming strategies, and reclaim space in the right-of-way for gathering. Click HERE for more. 


Islington Street Demonstration Projects

Portsmouth, NH

Together with PS21 (a local advocacy group), the City of Portsmouth, and many volunteers, Street Plans guided an effort to temporarily transform a block of Islington Street for four days. The goal was to show Portsmouth the change that is possible on their streets, increase civic engagement, and improve the safety and walkability of the area. Click here for more. 

100 Resilient Cities Tactical Resilience

Norfolk, VA

100 Resilient Cities partnered with Street Plans for the provision of “Tactical Resilience” workshops to the member cities of 100RC. The first of the three of these workshops was held in Norfolk, VA. The participants and workshop leaders installed four rain barrels, one rain garden, and depaved a sidewalk for landscaping/water retention. Click here for more. 

Complete Streets Demonstration Project

Morgan Hill, CA

Monterey Road is a walkable commercial corridor in downtown Morgan Hill. As part of a Complete Streets redesign of the roadway, Street Plans worked with Alta Planning + Design and the Morgan Hill Downtown Association to produce a weekend-long demonstration project that illustrated the two potential alternatives - one on each side of the street. Click here for more. 

Lifelong Communities Demonstration Project

Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) hired Street Plans to lead a demonstration project that temporarily transformed 3 blocks of Auburn Avenue in Atlanta’s Historic Old 4th Ward neighborhood into a model Lifelong Community – a healthy, walkable place with housing, transportation and service options for people of all ages. Click here for more. 

PlanBTV Walk Bike Demonstration Projects

Burlington, VT

Together with DuBois & King, Streets Plans is leading Plan BTV Walk Bike - the citywide bike and pedestrian master plan for Burlington, VT. As part of the project, Street Plans worked with local stakeholders to create Tactical Urbanism “demonstration projects” that illustrated possibilities for better bike and pedestrian infrastructure. Click here for more. 

Placemaking Master Plan Temporary Park  

Penrith, Australia 

Street Plans worked with the Sydney-based consultancy Place Partners to integrate Tactical Urbanism into the implementation process for the High Street Master Plan. The goal was to work with businesses and community members to quickly design and deliver a temporary public park that would be in place for a one year trial period. Click here for more. 

Somerville By Design Davis Square Master Plan

Somerville, MA

Street Plans was retained by the City of Somerville to assist with public outreach, transportation, street design, public space planning, and the integrations of Tactical Urbanism elements for the Davis Square and East Somerville neighborhood plans. Click HERE for more. 



Bayfront Parkway Demonstration Project

Miami, FL

Bayfront Parkway was a one-week “living rendering” designed and organized by Street Plans that converted a median parking lot along Biscayne Boulevard into a pop-up park. Click HERE to see more. To see the next iteration of this project, see the Biscayne Green project page on our website. 



Ludlam Days Friends of Ludlam Trail

Miami, FL

Street Plans Principal, Tony Garcia, is the co-founder and former chairman of the board for Friends of Ludlam Trail, a grassroots campaign seeking to transform an abandoned railroad into a linear park/trail. A formal charrette process led to a compromise for 75% of the corridor to be preserved for green space with a bicycle and pedestrian trail, and 25% of the land would be dedicated to mixed-use development. Click here for more. 

Tactical Urbanism Workshop and Implementation Plan

Hamilton, ON

Street Plans led a Tactical Urbanism workshop aimed at five challenge sites found throughout Hamilton, Ontario. Workshop attendees developed and tested low-cost interventions at the five sites. The City of Hamilton initially pushed back, but within 6 months of the workshop more than 65 intersections, and now more than 100, had received city-installed pilot improvements, including the initial Locke/Herkimer Street intersection, which now has permanent infrastructure. Click here for more. 

Tactical Urbanism Salons

Multiple Cities

The Tactical Urbanism Salon travels to different cities to highlight and draw together individuals, organizations, and local government departments seeking new ways to overcome existing challenges in the built environment. Click HERE for more. 





North Minneapolis Greenway Demonstration + Pilot Project

Minneapolis, MN

Street Plans worked with the Minneapolis-based organizations Wetland Habitat Restoration (WHR) and Juxtaposition Arts to lead visioning and design of a 6-month pilot project, which resulted in a 5-block demonstration of possibilities for a permanent greenway. Click here for more. 




Honolulu Adopts Tactical Urbanism

During the third week of November, Street Plans travelled to Honolulu to complete the city’s first quick build project. Given the staggering increase in pedestrian fatalities in Hawaii, Street Plans was hired by the Hawaii State Department of Health to work alongside the City and County of Honolulu to…

Talking Headways Podcast

Principal Tony Garcia joined Streetsblog during one of their weekly podcasts about sustainable transportation and urban design called Talking Headways. The episode, titled Test Before You Invest, focused on the TRB Report Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study. Tony talks about Quick-Build bus lanes and how advocates are recommending change…

Annual Smart Growth Summit

Principal Mike Lydon was in Baton Rouge, LA this week to speak the Annual Smart Growth Summit put on by the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX). Lydon spoke alongside ArtPlace America’s Jamie Bennett. He also gave a conferencing-closing PechakKucha presentation about asphalt art! Prior to the conference, CPEX published this flattering profile on…

Key West Pilot Project Kickoff

Street Plans, the City of Key West, and the Health Foundation of South Florida hosted the kickoff public workshop for the Crosstown Greenway Pilot Project last week, which included an interactive exercise using scaled, adhesive cut-outs of Neighborhood Greenway elements such as diverters, pavement markings, traffic circles, and chicanes….

Asphalt Art Initiative

Street Plans is excited to announce the release of our latest research project, the Asphalt Art Guide, in collaboration with Bloomberg Associates. The guide is a free resource for cities looking to transform streets and public spaces with art. The guide features over two dozen case studies around the…

Tactical Transit Report Released

From Miami to Boston, cities across North America are looking for ways to accelerate and improve transit projects more than ever before. Our latest research report, Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study, was just released today by the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine….

CNU 27

Street Plans traveled to Louisville, KY for the 27th annual Congress for the New Urbanism. During the conference, team members Mike Lydon, Dana Wall, and Ed Janoff led sessions on best practices for asphalt art, creating value through placemaking, and unconventional public engagement strategies using Tactical Urbanism. In advance…

100 RC Urban Resilience Summit

As part of our ongoing tactical resilience partnership with 100RC, Mike Lydon and Dana Wall traveled to the 2019 Urban Resilience Summit in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to lead a demonstration project as a part of the Tactical Urbanism Living Lab as one of 12 on-site conference sessions on Wednesday,…

State of Place Index

What’s the ROI of Tactical Urbanism? Our friends at State of Place ran an analysis of our recent Asheville Street Tweaks project with Asheville on Bikes and Asheville City Government to find out. While the intervention on Coxe Avenue focused on shared mobility and enhancing walkability, the study showed the…