Sense and Nonsense About Shared Space - For an Objective View of a Popular Planning Concept

Interet Et Incoherences De L'Espace Partage (Shared Space) - Rendre Une Philosophie D'Amenagement Populaire Plus Objective

For some time now, a European Union-wide design philosophy for inner city shopping and high streets known as Shared Space has been fully incorporated in German and Dutch regulations. Shared Space project implementation already has affected city planning of sensitive streets and open spaces. Mutual agreement among motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians concerning the widest possible elimination of traffic controls, light signals, and signing forms the basis of the measures. Case study investigation reveals that improved traffic safety might generally be achieved. Conflicts have also arisen at the same time, revealing the requirements and limits on the range of applications. The authors examine views on Shared Space, provide case studies, define and classify Shared Space, and discuss the effects and evaluations of Shared Space.


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  • Accession Number: 01145213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 19 2009 1:42PM