Location Boston, Massachusetts
Tags Research

With the outbreak of COVID-19, streets gained a new importance for urban residents who sought to safely move around the city. OverUnder investigated strategies for temporary street redesign that could address the middle stage between the emergency response shut down and the complete recovery from the pandemic.

The urban design goals set for this study were pedestrian ease, improved public transportation access, design for increased bike traffic, reduced car traffic and safe use of public space. Using two major corridors in the Boston area—Washington Street in Boston and Cambridge St in Cambridge—OverUnder imagined application of these tactics as test cases for achieving these goals.

  • ReThinking Streets