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Street reclaiming

Street reclaiming is the process of converting streets for non-car use. It is advocated by many urban planners and urban economists, of widely varying political points of view. Its primary benefits are thought to be:

Some advocates approach the problem of street reclaiming more directly with picks and shovels, and simply remove parking lots and unwanted streets with armies of volunteers, often squatting on the reclaimed land. Others prefer a more political approach, e.g. Reclaim the Streets, which runs annual events to physically reclaim the streets for political and artistic actions.

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