Not that long ago, Hanover was a place where a whole street could easily be cleared for a street party.
Even ten to fifteen years ago, Washington and Coleman Streets were regularly clear of cars for the annual Hanover Day celebration.
The community was never consulted on the shift from streets as communal spaces to streets as primarily storage areas for cars. Nobody took the decision to make that change – it just happened as a result of many individual choices.
Now we have a chance to make a democratic, community decision about how our streets should be used. Let’s restore some balance and open our streets up as a space where we can again celebrate our special community.
If you have an image, information or opinion to share, please comment below. You can include links to images that are already online. Please be patient if we don’t approve your comment immediately – this site is managed by a single volunteer. If you prefer to contact us privately, you can fill in our contact form or send us an image by email.