Locals Use an Urban Planning Tool to Improve Walkability
Key to the Street is a web-based tool that encourages more community engagement among citizens, as well as local governments. Establishing an infinite dialogue about the potential of their city, Key to the Street gives users to access the entire library of pedestrian-contributed sketches. Jessica Lowry created the citizen-planning app to slow down the pace of your busy life, and to let you sketch the world as you imagined it.
Welcome to the future of collaborative urban design and city planning. Your ideas can help shape the city one street at a time. Key to the Street is a participatory design tool that lets everyone collaborate on better solutions. And it’s being designed with the support of the City of Austin because the good folks at City Hall really do care about community engagement.
Allowing anyone to virtually design public spaces, the app lets pedestrians rediscover their city from a different, eco-friendly perspective. By taking a picture with your smartphone, you can edit and add additional features, such as shrubs, flowers, and whatever else that comes to mind. It is a great way to collaborate ideas, and participate in urban design and city planning.