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Policies for a Shareable City #7: Shareable Neighborhoods

Policies for a Shareable City #7: Shareable Neighborhoods | green streets | Scoop.it

What policies can a city adopt to help residents share and support each other? Shareable & the Sustainable Economies Law Center are engaging readers in a 20-part series. Each post will focus on a different topic and offer policy proposals for ways cities can support sharing and mutual aid.

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Removing Signals and Signs from Intersections Just Might Make Us Safer

Removing Signals and Signs from Intersections Just Might Make Us Safer | green streets | Scoop.it
The Shared Spaces theory has started to catch on in Europe, but will Americans ever buy it?

The concept: Remove all the traffic lights, signs, curbs and lane markings from roads, and people will share them more effectively. 

Drivers, bikers and pedestrians will make eye contact with one another. They’ll cooperate. They’ll move through public space with a greater sense of its communal utility. In Europe, the result has proven to be safer and more efficient – and more social – for everyone involved.

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