Instead of wider sidewalks, no sidewalks

An unconventional idea in the world of transportation and public realm has cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists all together in roads without traffic lights, sidewalks, lane markers, and all of the other apparatus designed to control and seperate the various user groups of modern roadways. Its called "Shared Space" and an implementation in the German town of Bohmte was featured in a story on NPR today.

Wired Magazine wrote a good story about this approach back in 2004 and it is another prism through which we can look at the transporation future of our community.

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