Street Plans Leads Poughkeepsie Demonstration Project

On Friday, October 7th, the Street Plans team worked with local volunteers and colleagues from Sam Schwartz to create a demonstration project that helped re-imagine Market Street in Poughkeepsie, NY’s downtown core. The project used temporary materials, like hay bails, corn starch paint, plants, artificial turf, and movable furniture, to experiment with traffic calming strategies, and reclaim space in the right-of-way for gathering.

Check out this video by the Poughkeepsie Journal of Paul Hesse from the City of Poughkeepsie describing how the temporary interventions were intended to slow traffic and make downtown a safer place for pedestrians.