Special SectionsThursday May. 20th, 2010ArticlesSuccess Story #1a downtown revived from the dead by widening the sidewalkComments 2 TweetShare« Previous Next »More Articles Like ThisSpecial Sections Articles This article is part of this guide: Reinventing Our Streetshow our local culture is shaped by the streets we drive & walk on every day Reinventing Our Streets - An IntroductionOver the next couple of years, the City of Eau Claire has a significant opportunity to redefine the experience of driving, walking, and biking through our community. A Change Will Do Us Goodthe city-approved plan to better the streets for bikes, pedestrians Bikes Don't Grow on Treescyclists put them there because there aren’t enough bike racks Reinventing Barstow StreetIt’s time to take action. Time to introduce elements that make Barstow Street feel unique more of the time. Hastings ChangingsIt’s time to reclaim some of the concrete previously used for cars and dedicate it to creating an environment friendlier to multiple modes of transportation. Radical Idea: No Parkprogressive utilization of rarely inhabited fire hydrant spaces What Does It Take to Make These Changes?a blunt conversation with a city official Driving How We Get Aroundthese are the people shaping the transportation landscape. you got a problem, talk to them. 10 Cities with "Street Environments" Worth Striving for Pedestrian Mall Madnessthe benefits of widening sidewalks or creating pedestrian plazas Asking for Alfrescoincreasing the presence of sidewalk dining downtown Success Story #1a downtown revived from the dead by widening the sidewalk The Car As a Guestthe proposal for a “woonerf” on Thorp Drive Making Public Transportation Attractivemoving away from “welfare on wheels” and into invited experience Rules of the Roada recap of the laws for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians Taking It to the Streetsthe progressive start and controversial end of local Critical Mass bike rides "I've Never Seen That. I Hate It."instant reactions to the “new” are often misguided Success Story #2how a street obstruction trained drivers to see pedestrians on Water Street Get This Show on the Roadthe nation is starting to join the worldwide trend to increase investment in friendly streets Where the Money Comes Froma quick list of some funding options Streets - General Discussionan open forum for readers to discuss "Reinventing Our Streets" I'm attending the Hastings Way Public WorkshopLeave your name and a comment if you plan to attend.