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Thu, Jun 18



Open for Business - Safe Streets Workshop

ONLY OPEN TO ALLEGHENY TOGETHER COHORT MEMBERS This webinar will support districts and businesses interested in creative design solutions to bring customers and life safely back to main street.

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Open for Business - Safe Streets Workshop
Open for Business - Safe Streets Workshop

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


About the Event

Attendees will discover:

  • How to manage streets, sidewalks, and curbs for pedestrians, pick ups, and parking given competing demands
  • How to create temporary outdoor spaces that provide more room for business activity
  • How to find resources to create short term and long term changes for businesses, blocks, and communities

During the workshop, main street teams will:

  • Re-imagine a block or part of a block for socially distanced business activity such as outdoor dining, pedestrians, sales and commercial activity, and public transit.  
  • Produce a road map (pun intended!) to plan, execute, or pursue partners and funding for street and sidewalk improvements in their business district.

What you need to bring:

  • A team that understands or represents the businesses in the district
  • A location where business activity could be improved through the reconfiguration or improvement of sidewalks, curbsides, and general streetscape reconfiguration.
  • Any available background information on the businesses or physical location 

Who should attend:

  • Municipal Officials
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Business Owners

Session Agenda::

  • (10 mins) Introductions - names and communities
  • (25 mins) Presentation      
    • Covid changes - contingency planning for red, yellow, and green
    • Short term changes for long term benefit
    • Building interior issues
    • Streetscape issues  
  • (25 mins) Small group work with facilitator
  • (20 mins) Community report out - shared resources
  • (5 mins) Conclusion and next steps


Restaurants (from restaurant workshop)

Small Businesses

Streets and Public Spaces

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