Streets and roads are one of the basic building blocks of our villages, towns, cities and rural areas. They let people and goods flow from place to place. They take up a huge amount of space. They are expensive to build and maintain. They can be a political hot potato. They can also be incredible public spaces that invite activity, engage communities and create a sense of place.
We rarely ask big, tough questions about our streets. Who are streets for? What purpose do streets serve, beyond movement? Who should pay to maintain and build our streets and roads? How do streets affect people’s health and safety? How do streets affect our environment? Why do we build and design streets the way we do? Do streets have different roles to play in urban vs. rural areas? Should they?
The conference will be held at the Lord Nelson hotel from May 17 – 19. Register online at https://lppans.ca/