6 February 2022 Crown Street was opened up to the people thanks to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Streets as Shared Spaces (SaSS) program and the City of Sydney the streets of Sydney. For one very sweet Sunday afternoon the Street was closed to motor vehicles, businesses and people came out onto the streets to reclaim the space.
From this day I have changed my criteria for a successful street. My new measures are:
The success of the event was demonstrated by this lady who I watched during the day push herself along the street and stop frequently to sit and observe with her dog by her side. Then finally she engaged with some people. I wonder when she last felt safe and part of the community.
For a more data driven evaluation guide refer to the Healthy Streets Indicators - link
Before and After Streets as Shared Spaces Crown street is normally a two way street, parked cars, bus route, with marked bicycle lanes.