Tactical urbanism in the Ravenna Bryant neighborhood

Last week, the RBCA Board heard about “tactical urbanism” from Alon Bassok, Affiliate Assistant Professor in Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington.  Tactical urbanism is a term used to describe  installations that encourage safe pedestrian use of an area.   A group of Professor Bassok’s students recently completed a project for improving the pedestrian and bicycling environment along the NE 40th Street corridor in the University District.  Their report may be viewed by clicking here.

Members of the RBCA Board are now working with Professor Bassok to have a similar project completed along NE Blakely Street and Union Bay Place NE.

Examples of tactical urbanism:

"Curb bulb" from the City of Redmond
Photo from Public Space Fanatic Facebook page
Photo courtesy of Tactical Urbanism Salon
Image from Walk Your City