First use the Checklist to see what needs to be done. Removing street clutter makes a huge difference to the appearance of a street
This unkempt street suffers from poor maintenance, lack of co-ordination and care. The graffiti, fly-posters, overflowing bins and general street clutter do not foster wellbeing, either human or economic. They reduce the enjoyment of the street as a place.
The first step is to make the street look as though someone cares. Start by making sure that the existing management and maintenance systems are working. Remove graffiti, fly-posters. Have bins emptied and benches, etc. maintained.
After that remove as many as possible of the signs and equipment and that make up street clutter. For example: (click each blue caption for an information sheet)
Railings. Many railings are not necessary and can be removed
Traffic signs. The number and size of traffic signs can be reduced
Street lights can be fixed neatly to buildings
Well maintained pavements show that someone cares
A second stage looks at the arrangement of roads and pavements
High quality pavements improve a complete street
Comfortable crossings can be elegant as well as safe for pedestrians
Street corners and safe crossings can be made to help pedestrians
In the longer term new spaces can be created