Friday, March 16, 2012

Complete Streets good for business, a case study

Lodi, California
“Downtown Lodi launched a $4.5 million public-private pedestrian-oriented project... A striking gateway was installed, as well as 140 street trees, lighting, benches, and other streetscape amenities."
  • Attracted 60 new businesses
  • Commercial vacancy rate drop 18% to 6%
  • 30% increase in downtown sales tax revenue
Tony Goehring, Lodi Economic Development Director, (209) 333-6700
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  1. How did residents of Lodi accomplish this? Did they have to sue their city? There are two grounds for a lawsuit, city accountability in civic discourse, and violations to mandates from Complete Streets AB 1358.