Mode: Streets

Image of artist and activist Melvin Giles discussing an art piece located on the Green Line in Saint Paul, MN.

Reconnect Rondo

The construction of Interstate 94 destroyed Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, a predominantly African American neighborhood in the 1960s. For the last several decades, the community

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Image of over.under.pass in Greensboro, NC. The underpass is lit with red, purple, and white lights creating a friendly environment for people walking, rolling, or using the space.

Over.Under.Pass

Formed in 2001 to help strengthen Greensboro’s economy, Action Greensboro developed Over.Under.Pass in 2012 as a creative means of reclaiming an abandoned railroad underpass to

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Image of Chinaco Park where you can see the murals painted underneath the highway.

Chicano Park

In a neighborhood that was cut in half by the construction of Interstate 5 in the 1960s, local artists and community members came together to

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A parade passes under a statue of a Puerto Rican flag in the Paseo Boricua neighborhood of Chicago. The city gifted a matching pair of flag statues to the Puerto Rican neighborhood in 1995. Flickr photo by Emily. https://flickr.com/photos/ebarney/2578770769

Paseo Boricua Flag

In the 1990s, a coalition of more than 80 Puerto Rican community organizations and business leaders came together to prevent displacement of their community in

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Aerial view of the Broad Avenue water tower in Memphis, Tennessee

Broad Avenue Arts District

A stretch of New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park, MD just outside Washington, DC was a typical auto-oriented street designed to move commuters through a place quickly, making walking, rolling, and biking for residents not just difficult but unsafe. With an invite from the city, a dance group harnessed the power of arts and culture to shift the narrative of a place defined by its transportation challenges.

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Boogie Down Rides

An artist-led bicycling and art project in the Bronx brought bicyclers and advocates together to highlight the need for more bicycle infrastructure in the borough. 

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