Your Street, Your Say is a Local Area Planning project proposed by Darebin City Council with a focus on placemaking around streets. The goal of this project is to recommend a series of interventions and sub-projects for translating streets into better public spaces by building on aspirations of the local community (gathered through an extensive survey).
“The Council has undertaken a community survey using an interactive engagement platform in which it appealed residents to share their experiences of using streets in Darebin and provide location-specific feedback about particular issues.
Some of the common expressions were like: “I don’t feel safe crossing this road because there is too much traffic and no pedestrian crossings,” or “I don’t feel safe riding along this street because there is too much traffic and no bike lanes.”. Following on from the findings of this engagement process, the council intends to develop a series of place-making interventions for better utilisation of its street network as a public space.” … more
Why not talk to YOUR local Council and ask them to consider a similar program for YOUR suburb?