Welcome to the new Streetsmart website!
It’s been three years since we released the proof-of-concept prototype of Streetsmart, a platform designed to give civic leaders the evidence and insight they need for healthy transportation. Since then, the issues of climate change, public health, and equity have only become more urgent. As such, we decided to focus on these interrelated and inseparable issues and adjusted our mission and focus accordingly.
The beta Streetsmart draws from research reviews to identify the proven strategies that meet community goals for increasing walking, bicycling, and physical activity, and reducing vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions. We've also identified the potential co-benefits of these strategies, which illustrates the multi-faceted impact transportation has on communities. Practitioner guidance—such as guidebooks, case studies, and fact sheets—is also featured with every strategy to help you implement them. Notes about the equity implications of each goal and strategy is embedded throughout.
Many thanks to the Streetsmart Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for their guidance over the years. We’d also like to thank the scores of engineers, public health professionals, elected officials, city planners, and community advocates who provided input into how Streetsmart could be improved. We are grateful for those conversations and appreciate your commitment to making transportation work better for your communities.
We will continue to evolve Streetsmart and our work based on the feedback and support we receive from you. Public, private, and non-profit organizations can join as a Partner or Sponsor to help advance the integration of climate change, public health, and equity into transportation decision-making. If you find Streetsmart helpful for your work, please donate so we can continue to make this resource freely available and update-to-date with the latest research and resources.