Shared Spaces

In the second post in an ongoing "Shareable Cities" series, Mike Clay discusses "naked streets"—a democratizing, stripped-down street management concept that removes streetlights, crosswalks, and other signage.
Jun 4, 2014   Woodhouse
Writing in The New York Times, Paul Hockenos describes the revival and global spread of the "woonerf", the Dutch complete street model that's bringing shared public space to cities from Montreal to Auckland.
May 2, 2013   The New York Times
The U.K. village of Poynton recently removed the traffic lights, signs, lanes, and even curbs from its center. The result? Rather than chaos, a film claims the project has helped revitalize the town's traditional center.
Apr 3, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Ken Greenberg explores the need to develop new urban manners as the increasing interest in city-living drives North Americans to live in close quarters in denser urban neighbourhoods. The author of <em>Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder</em>, which was recognized as one of <a href="http://www.planetizen.com/books/2012">Planetizen's Top Books</a> of last year, Greenberg takes his argument further, by suggesting the behaviors by which competing interests can be balanced in our increasingly urban environments. Exclusive
Apr 10, 2012  By Ken Greenberg
It may seem counter-intuitive, but "shared space" advocates say cars and bikes will get in fewer accidents if barriers and traffic lane markets are removed. London's Exhibition Road will open next month using this design concept.
Nov 17, 2011   GOOD Magazine
Chuck Wolfe says that urbanism that can readily occur in urban neighborhoods "without really trying" as people naturally come together in impromptu ways.
Sep 12, 2011   myurbanist
Shared streets -- the idea that pedestrians, bikes and cars can all navigate together in the same space -- is a fundamental rethinking of the underlying philosophy related to the design and operation of transportation facilities, write Norman W. Garrick and James G. Hanley. Exclusive
Dec 16, 2010  By Norman Garrick