Friday, June 27, 2008

"Shared Space" Experiment Begins in German Town

The main challenge is to improve the quality of public spaces and the living environment without needing to restrict or ban motorized traffic.

One tool to help in that effort is to do away with traffic lights and street signs.

"European Union traffic experts have helped to redesign the long through-road into an open square with no street signs whatsoever. The idea is for vehicles and pedestrians to use shared space in town, and to enhance the quality of public space without banning traffic completely," explains Mayor Klaus Goedejohann.

ABC News

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