Woonerfs–Shared Streets

Firsly, the Grand Rapids Press had a big fat article on the front page on Wednesday about installing sidewalks on 28th Street. Is this not a direct response to my Letter to the Editor?  I’m going to say it is!!! YAY!

Also, I found this great webpage with tons of examples of “traffic calming” strategies, but most of them are actually encouraging towards bikes and pedestrians. From the Federal Highway Administration??! Fascinating!   My favorite new word is woonerf–a shared street found in Europe and Japan. Basically a street where people can walk and bike, and cars can mozy through, too, if need be.

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One thought on “Woonerfs–Shared Streets

  1. Kim I enjoyed viewing your blog and love the youthful fervor, enthusiasm and idealism that is apparent in every article.

    I recognized a little Dutch in woonerfs, very interesting. And nice to meet you today as well.

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