Friday, August 08, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Hans Monderman.

Fritz has left a new comment on your post "Hans Monderman":

Mike, the name of Monderman's concept is "Shared Space." The Wikipedia article seems like a good explanation, and from the examples it looks like something like Castro Street in Mountain View or the numbered streets in downtown San Jose between Santa Clara and San Carlos could be candidates.

Throughfares like ECR probably wouldn't be good candidates, at least not in the United States. Can you imagine the uproar if Menlo Park tried to "calm" ECR around the Santa Cruz Ave area?

That's my non-expert take on it, anyway. When I participated in traffic calming efforts it was always residential and "business district" streets, not arterial routes.

Posted by Fritz to Cyclelicious at 8/08/2008 03:46:00 PM