It’s block party season in our neighborhood. The same converation comes up every year as the party winds down, “why don’t we do this more often?” People realize that reclaiming the street for people and coming together as a community is wonderful. The block becomes this open communal space for kids to play and neighbors to socialize. The street is no longer this barrier of parked cars and far too fast traffic. We should make residential streets more narrow, just wide enough that delivery trucks can fit. I’m not sure how to solve the need for street parking, but finding ways to make residential streets less appealing to through traffic would certainly be a start.