What is Vibrant Streets?
Vibrant Streets is a program that helps communities revitalize neighborhoods by creating thriving retail districts through technical expertise and community engagement. It is managed, retail-appropriate, mixed, safe, championed, anchored, walkable, and unified. It’s a street that’s treasured by its residents, customers, and retailers whose daily actions ensure its enduring vibrancy.
The Vibrant Streets Toolkit can be used by retailers, businesses, merchants’ associations, government agencies, neighborhoods, and community groups to make incremental, measured improvements in their commercial districts to attract shops and restaurants. Getting started is easy. Make a Vibrant Street happen in your neighborhood!
Europe’s longest street of independent shops, Gloucester Road is located just north of Bristol, UK and features organic food stores, clothes, antiques, and beautiful street art. Gloucester Road attracts visitors from all over the country and has both local traders as well as household name stores, such as Beast Clothing and The Real Olive Company. There are great cafes, restaurants, and bars located along the street that add to the quirky, bohemian vibe created by the “outdoor gallery,” or colorful graffiti, that covers the walls and buildings. You can find some of Banksy’s best known pieces, live music, exciting culinary experiences, and some of the best retail in all of Europe. What’s more: Bristol is also home to the International Balloon Fiesta, Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon festival, which begins this week!