Let’s Reconnect With Our Streets

Get ready to connect with the streets!  Stay tuned for Asbury Park’s Open Streets Event!

“As Jane Jacobs observed in “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”: “The trust of a city street is formed over time from many, many little public sidewalk contacts. Most of it is ostensibly trivial but the sum is not trivial at all.”

By Allison Arief July 3, 2018

Not too many years ago, I was having dinner with my in-laws in Orange County, Calif. My mother-in-law was complaining about her new neighbors, an all-too-common pastime for any resident of a gated community with an HOA. The neighbors’ crime? “They let their children play in our cul-de-sac,” she lamented. “Everyone knows streets are for cars.”

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/opinion/lets-reconnect-with-our-streets.html

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