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September 09, 2007

Traffic Calming With The City Repair Project Of Portland, OR.

"It's my hope that people stand up, and say, this is my city..."
- Mark Lakeman, The City Repair Project.

Ever dreamed of making the streets outside your abode more livable, pedestrian-friendly, and community-oriented?

City Repair in Portland, Oregon hosts an annual Village Building Convergence where hundreds of people come together to build diverse projects for the benefit of their communities and to take back their streets via a process known as the Intersection Repair.

This involves painting streets with a high-visibility mural that creates a public square for residents to gather and one which gently encourages drivers to slow down when approaching these spaces. Over time the neighbors further enhance the transformation by adding amenities like benches, community bulletin boards, and introducing gardens & art. As you’ll see, the possibilities are endless.
[video here]
The City Repair Project | StreetFilms

LABELS: placemaking, public space, traffic calming, community,