Explore the Stories of Delaware’s Complete Communities GIS story map to learn how communities are creating pop-ups for calmer traffic and resident engagement. Reconfiguring roadways and public spaces can help calm traffic and achieve more walkable-, bikeable-, and activity-oriented places. But, permanent, large-scale changes can be difficult to launch. Each of the stories featured in this story map demonstrates how communities can come together to creatively address problems through temporary, low-cost pop-up projects, which can enhance public spaces and inspire more permanent change.
Often described as “tactical urbanism,” pop-up demonstration and pilot projects, like those featured in this story map, are designed to provide low-cost, temporary built-environment changes that are guided by community goals and work to transform public spaces into vibrant, activity-oriented destinations with calm traffic. View this GIS story map to learn how tactical urbanism in Delaware has been used to test a pop-up bike lane and transform a street to a vibrant cultural corridor, calm traffic with a temporary traffic circle, and convert on-street parking into a portable parklet.