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Woonerf

The Dutch strategy of the woonerf -- harmonious coexistence of cars and pedestrians -- is catching on in Boston.

"A true woonerf blends the realms for the pedestrian and the car, to put those modes of travel on equal terms. Some streets in the Netherlands have absolutely no signage or lights or warning signals; it's impossible to tell where the pedestrian realm ends and the car realm begins, and that's the point. The design gives the driver signals to slow down and proceed with caution, to figure it all out."

Thanks to Anthony Flint

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