Quickbuild

Quickbuild

Quickbuild is a streamlined approval process to quickly implement bike lanes and street changes. It grew out of small scale tactical urbanism, activist do it yourself street adaptations. Changes are able to happen in months rather than years and are considerably more affordable.

Quickbuild has been used around the country including in New York, Seattle and San Francisco. Quickbuild is easy to implement in places such as San Francisco that already have a ‘Transit First’ policy. It reworks street functions by using things such as bendable posts, paint, plastic, or temporary islands to create protected bike lanes.

The Quickbuild process can help build a bike infrastructure quickly, as well as walkways. It can help shift traffic areas away from single occupancy use to multi modal use and safer transportation for all needs.

Quick Builds for Better Streets – A 2016 report defining Quickbuild and explaining how to do it.

Before and after bike lane, 7th St. SF.
Before and after Quickbuild on 7th St., San Francisco. Jeff Menzies, SFMTA, Source.
quick build spectrum
Tactical Urbanism: The Spectrum of Change. Michael Anderson, People for Bikes, Source.

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