Quick and Creative Street Projects: Measuring Impact in Mass

Dec 10, 2021
  • Description

Cities and towns across Massachusetts are implementing innovations on their streets. Quick and creative projects that prioritize people are having big impacts.

These changes are mostly simple: making space for chairs and tables for neighbors to sit and chat, slowing down traffic via cones so kids can play and bike to school, and painting bus lanes for essential workers to travel faster.

This report presents examples and impact data from 23 municipalities over the course of 2020 and 2021 to show that simple changes have big impacts.

A complementary evaluation toolkit providing details on the evaluation methods used can be found by searching Barr's Knowledge Center using the title "Measuring Quick and Creative Street Projects: An evaluation toolkit for practitioners and partners". It includes sample templates and surveys for your use.