The thinking behind the activation.

almost 2 years ago
Thought bubble

Community-based activity is important to increase walking in local areas. When residents feel socially connected to their neighbours and part of a strong community they are more likely to walk and spend time in their street.

With the community activating West Hobart, through events, activity and art, the traffic travelling along the streets should slow down.

Even the everyday way that front yards are used can contribute to street activation. Simple ideas could include planting a vegetable plot in your front yard, or having dinner on your front verandah (and perhaps inviting the neighbours!).

Rossmoyne Street in Thornbury (Victoria) is a great example. The community hosted a scarecrow competition in their street which helped to slow down traffic - and the residents got to know each better! More information avout that case study can be found at the following wevsite.