I've been hearing complaints and I'm complaining myself about the Street Gallery. As it seems it is impossible to open people's heads and stick the definition of Street Photography (if there is one) on their brains.
So, what can we do?
Fav the real street images that you see in the Street Gallery
This way, they'll rise above the empty streets, girlfriends, converse shoes and all the irrelevant stuff that floods the Gallery, in the Popular view of it.
Watch the Street Groups
and enjoy the street shots that come everyday in your inbox.
Once, there was only one Street club in dA. Now there are several Street groups that you can follow.
Try them, find out which ones are alive, which ones are worth watching, stick to them and support them.
In alphabetical order , I present you the Street groups of deviantArt
If I have forgotten any, please note me so I can include them on the list.