December, 7th 2011 10:39:57 / by Katrin Scheikl
You might think the savest areas for pedestrians are pavements and sidewalks but this urban street design concept will prove you wrong: Studies show that drivers in “Shared Space” streets are 14 times more likely to give way to pedestrians.
“Shared Spaces” is a dutch design concept for urban areas which removes lane markers, curbs and pavements. Cars, cyclists and pedestrians are using the same street level. It makes the streets riskier and therefore safer – because it forces everyone to slow down and be aware of other people on the road.