Good Read: “Woonerf”

From Metro News Winnipeg.

Look ma, no curb. The recently renewed John Hirsch Place is Winnipeg's first woonerf, or 'living street.'

“Wondering what a woonerf is, besides a weird word?

It’s a street, “designed for pedestrians first,” which focuses on “calming the street down through design.”

That’s how Winnipeg transportation facilities planning engineer Scott Suderman defined it while standing on the first such roadway in the city, John Hirsch Place, Thursday morning.

The woonerf—which, properly speaking, is Dutch for ‘living street’—is Winnipeg’s first true shared-space laneway.”

Read the full article here.

 

 

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