A Dutch 'Shared Street' Is Coming To Miami

A Dutch-style "shared street" is being planned in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.

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March 14, 2018, 6:00 AM PDT

By fieldafm


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A four block area along Northwest Third Avenue in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood is about to become a ‘shared street’ called a "woonerf," a concept originated in the Netherlands. A woonerf goes beyond what would be considered a 'complete street' in U.S. terms. Whereas a U.S. "complete street" gives equal priority to all users (autos, bicycles and pedestrians), pedestrians have ultimate priority within a woonerf—no indications of a car lane are present and the pedestrian public realm is extended into what would otherwise be considered the street.

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