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Part-time Pedestrian Plazas : urbanplanning

I’ve been researching ways to create flexible community space on low-traffic volume roads that have wide rights-of-way and an opportunity to be redesigned into a part-time event plaza.

I’ve run across Court Street Plaza in Cincinnati which is exactly what I’m talking about. 90% of the time the plaza can function as a through street and serve vehicle needs. During events, bollards can be placed to restrict vehicle access and the space becomes a festival event space for the community. It’s dressed up with landscaping, high quality pavement/surface/pavers, and infrastructure to support events from food truck days, concerts, art walks, etc.

Does anyone have other examples (preferably small to mid size towns) where this has been executed?

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