Islington Street Update & Happy Holidays

What’s Happening with Islington Street?

Islington Street crosswalk being removed

  • Portsmouth’s Parking & Traffic Safety Committee is expected to hear an analysis of the City’s two-month-long pilot project on Jan. 5.  Transportation Engineer Eric Eby told the PTS in December that a preliminary review suggests the bumpout and crosswalk made the street safer for both motorists and pedestrians.(UPDATE: Eby said the final evaluation report has been delayed and now will likely be presented in February.)

    (UPDATE OF UPDATE: A further pilot project to test the crosswalk will be done by the City in June, July and August per vote of the parking and traffic committee in February.)

  • Two images of Islington Street are featured prominently in a cheeky WIRED article on tactical urbanism.
  • Mike Lydon’s new book, The Tactical Urbanist’s Guide to Materials, uses Islington Street as a case study. (Page 96. The guide is impossible to read online. Look for the download.)

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