A chance to learn from New York City? Not an everyday occurence, but one that might be worth pursuing in this case.
The subject is streets and how to best make use of them. The commissioner of transportation in NYC has taken the following approach:
What is the purpose of city streets, particularly those in a busy, dense place such as New York? What if quality of life were improved by making streets serve as places for walking or hanging out and for fast, efficient mass transit? What if funneling more cars were the last priority, rather than the first?
What has taken place falls under the headings of innovative and creative. No, it may not work everywhere. Yes, it is something worth a closer look.