Neighbourhood collaboration to completely reclaim streets from cars to maximize existing space in support of community initiatives and collective resources; composting, gardens, water storage, outdoor ovens, etc. Encourages depaving and city beautification. Supports and encourages active modes of transportation.
This idea has been included in the draft Greenest City Action Plan; we encourage neighbours to get together and develop project ideas.
Vancouver Design Nerds commented
Here's the video for this idea:
This idea was developed within a breakout group on Sept 17, 2010 at the Design Nerd Jam 4.4 Greenest City event, hosted by the Vancouver Design Nerds, with food sponsored by the City of Vancouver.
More info on VDN: www.designnerds.ca
This is already available in the form of a petition you get your neighbors to sign. If the Majority vote in favor , then all of you pay your fair share of the project.