A Woonerf in Harvard Square

English architect Ben Hamilton-Baillie sees possibility in a section of Harvard Square that has all the qualities of a "woonerf"; mainly, that cars, bikes and pedestrians all share the street equally.

The next steps, according to Hamilton-Baillie, would be "removing traffic signals and signage altogether, relying on the human ability to adapt and communicate with other drivers and pedestrians by entering an intersection or traveling down a street and figuring it all out."

" 'When you introduce a little uncertainty, and no one's sure what the rules are, the driver becomes human again,' says Hamilton-Baillie."

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