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It’s a Street. It’s a Park. It’s Bell Street!

Seattle’s famous Bell Street is a park that’s also a street. Or maybe a street that’s also a park? Several walking tours pay a brief visit here, but this tour will take time to focus exclusively on Bell Street, with the design team on-hand to showcase how they increased public space in a dense urban area through this innovative design, along with lessons learned through the process. See how streets and parks can converge in urban areas, with urban design elements that can effectively delineate different uses. We’ll also look at how through careful design and operation, the street reduces vehicle volumes and speeds. We’ll take a look at how the street has brought to life adjacent businesses and residential buildings, and how buses and commercial vehicles have adapted to the new ‘streetpark’.