The WalkStops concept was conceived by a City R+D event with a small group of D5 residents with strong professional and/or personal interest in urban planning, the environment, safety and community identity in late summer 2010.
The concept won the Best Strategy from Good Magazine, who called it “feasible,” “relevant,” “inspiring,” “focused,” “achievable,” and “shareable.”
We have communicated with many neighborhood organizations and city departments and they have indicated their support of the concept. We will be working directly with several of these organizations as we move forward:
SF Bike Coalition
Lower Haight Merchants + Neighbors Assoc.
WalkStop brings the concepts of San Francisco’s Better Streets Project to life, making a better City for pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit. Each WalkStop has a distinctive, yet unified streetscape that encourages walking, calms traffic, greens urban corners, and connects communities.
WalkStops enrich the neighborhoods as they locate the resident, merchant, or tourist in time and place to the neighborhood they are in. They connect communities, encouraging walkers and cyclists to understand the interconnectivity of micro’hoods as they read the wayfinder that indicates the distance from one location to another.
It is time to realize the Better Streets Plan, taking guidelines and turning them into sustainable unified elements.