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Do you dare
to change your
streets?

Our team of professionals is happy to help you learn more about Street Experiments in theory (concept, typologies, challenges and drivers) and in practice (implementation, best practices and tools) as well as their potential to tackle specific urban planning issues. 

HOW
Interactive lecture 

  • Small and large audiences
  • Online or in person

DURATION
1 – 2 hours

FOR WHOM?
City planners, organisations and city initiatives that want to understand the impact in terms of mobility behaviour, transferability, use of the space and acceptance.

Based on our experience and our SET Guidelines Kit (Include link), we provide you with practical how-to-information and tools to plan and design your own street experiment. Key aspects are how to start the process of planning and implementing a street experiment, stakeholders mapping, the importance of communication and citizen participation, potential design solutions and how to create impact in urban and mobility planning.

HOW
Interactive workshop

  • Any group size
  • Online or in person

DURATION
4 hours 

FOR WHOM?
City planners, organisations and city initiatives who want to learn how to plan and implement a street experiment.

We support you to set the goals of your street experiment, develop specific measures and strategies that suit the challenges of your specific site and local context in terms of public realm and mobility. Challenges and solutions can be manifold, for example pop-up bike lanes to improve the cycling network and parklets to increase the quality of stay.

HOW
Observations (Countings, activity mapping, etc)
Interviews (active users, neighbours, shop owners)
Surveys

OUTPUT
Advisory Report & Keynote
Best Practices  to improve the whole process

FOR WHOM?
City planners, organisations and city initiatives who want to start an exciting journey of implementing a street experiment. 

It is key to observe and evaluate your experiment before, during and after in order to understand its impact on its immediate context in terms of mobility, public space and residents’ lives. Evaluation results can help you to improve the experiment, scale it up and replicate it to help you achieve the change you want to see on your city’s streets. 

HOW
Interactive workshop

  • Any group size
  • Online or in person

FOR WHOM?
City planners, organisations and city initiatives that want to understand the impact in terms of mobility behaviour, transferability, use of the space and acceptance. 

Relevant
FAQ

Street experiments are a disruptive tool for change. Beyond aesthetic purposes, they enable the vision of a possible better future, with a new and fairer redistribution of space. Street experiments not only transform the perception and planning of mobility and public space, but also make it possible to test alternative designs and functions in a specific spatial context.

This achieves a greater commitment and conviction of citizens and shows the ease with which change can be achieved.

Furthermore, street experiments challenge traditional city planning. They show that a more inclusive design, with the participation of citizens and different actors, ends up being more functional and having more impact.

One of the main strengths of street experiments are their flexibility and temporary nature. With easy means, a different street design can be tested, with the possibility to learn from it and adapt it iteratively along the way – or even revert to the previous design in case the majority of citizens are not satisfied with the result. This process ultimately promotes citizen awareness and engagement.

In many cases, a fairer redistribution of space is possible so that there is enough space for all users and the street use is more efficient. A co-designed solution presents fewer conflicts in the long term. But it is also true that street experiments can be used as a policy enabler, for which citizens’ understanding of the common benefits is essential.

The budget required for a street experiment varies greatly because it depends strongly on the conditions of the environment in which it is implemented, and the characteristics of the experiment itself.

As an order of magnitude, the costs of street experiments would usually be in the range of a few thousand dollars, compared to the millions required for infrastructure projects. 

We provide technical guidance for municipalities, city councils or organisations.

  • Which services do you offer? 

Orientation 

  1.  Kick-off meeting
  2. GOAT analysis –   Catchment area
  3. Context analysis
  4. General observations
  5. Problem identification
  6. SGK workshop

Street Diagnose 

  1. Site visit
  2. Stakeholder mapping
    & team building
  3. Sounding workshop with citizens
  4. Identification
    of problems
  5. In-depth observations with diagnose
  6. Space distribution
    (transportation
    & public space)

 

Planning & Design 

  1. Best practices inspiration
  2. Setting Street Experiment goals
  3. Selection of measures
  4. Co-creation with citizens
  5. Preparing communication material

 

Observation & Evaluation

  1. Setting goals (What do we want to observe and evaluate?) 
  2. Refinement of KPI
  3. Collection of data (semi-quantitative)
  4. Reflection & recommendations

Long-term Strategies

  1. If you already implemented an experiment, we can help you to upscale it! 
  2. Reflection on the experiment
  3. Best practices on how was done in other cities
  4. Next steps
  5. Developing strategies and programs to promote alternative mobility. 

n order to be able to make a detailed plan and an offer tailored  to your situation, we invite you to contact us at any time by email.

In order for us to be able to offer you a quotation that suits your needs, we ask you to please get in touch with us.  

Once we have initiated the first contact and if you are interested in working with us, we will offer you a meeting to get to know your interests, problems and objectives. Depending on these, SET will ask you for additional information in order to be able to offer you a quote for a conceptualisation of a preliminary project.