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A word with a concept to give serious consideration: Woonerf

Where Walkers, Cyclists, Street Calming has precedence

There are places in the world with living streets where pedestrians and cyclists have priority over motorists, using techniques shared space, traffic calming and low speed limits, according to this entry in Wikipedia: Woonerf. The idea is catching on in the United States, in places like Chicago, where DePaul University is trying the idea for its Kenmore Campus. See also: Living Streets/DePaul To Restructure Kenmore as Dutch-Inspired 'Woonerf'. The Wikipedia article says that 6,000,000 Dutch now live in Woonerven.

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