shared space streets - state-of-the-art. New York City needs help
A friend who works for the Department of Transportation in the city of New York whose job title is a very promising "Division of Planning and Sustainability" is asked me the following question which I would like to share with you:
“I am trying to gather as much data on shared space streets (e.g. “home zones”, “woonerven”, “pedestrian-priority streets”) as I can to make a pitch for adopting them here. Our engineers are ok with the idea in concept, but need more backup information to be convinced. I’m doing a lot of research for data, studies and photos on their use in big cities around the world. A lot of the photo examples I have now are from small cities around Europe, rather than, say, U.S. cities and large European or international cities like London , Paris , etc. Do you happen to have any photos of various kinds of shared space designs in Paris or other large cities in Europe (or even American cities)? Even better, do you know of any good research/reports/data on the subject, particularly safety studies of existing implementations in Paris or elsewhere?”
It would be much appreciated if you could post your answers to the New Mobility Café (NewMobilityCafe@yahoogroups.com) with a copy to Mike Flynn
at mike@.... And if we start to have an interesting collection, perhaps Mike and I can edit it into a background document for all.
Thanks for digging into this if you have the time and taste.
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