"State Street, that Great Street?" It's not the only one. They also applaud that street called Broad. And toast Champagne to Annapolis' ...
Ahem. Maybe this is why I'm not in the lyrics biz.
What I'm trying to explain is, the American Planning Association came out recently with its top ten list of "Great Streets in America."
Let's give it up for 7th Avenue in Ybor City, Florida, with its European influences. And how about Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona, an "urban oasis" that fueled revitalization and commerce? Or Clarendon and Wilson boulevards in Arlington, Virginia, where transit provided the catalyst for smart growth in the corridor?
If you haven't already heard from the planning association people, you're probably not on the "great" list. It's worth visiting their site anyway. To find out WHY you're not on the list and what you can do better in your home town.
While you're there you can see who made the 2008 "great neighborhoods" and "great public spaces." What? You're not on those either...?
Maybe it's time to check out the characteristics and guidelines for great streets, neighborhoods and public spaces.
Photo of Ybor City's 7th Ave. via Flickr, from bueller2.
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