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Shared Streets, Slow Zones

The State of the Practice for Shared Space and Pedestrian-Friendly Zones in the US

Shared streets, home zones, and slow zones may be an effective design instrument to engender more pedestrian-friendly environments, but how to implement them – the legal designations, signs and markings, street codes, and appropriate design characteristics – is still largely untested in the US. The concept of shared streets and shared responsibility remains unprecedented, opening up key questions around legal right of way and accessibility guidelines. Shared Streets, Slow Zones will explore select initiatives currently underway in the United States to create shared streets and slow zones, looking at design challenges as well as the legal and regulatory implications of these types of projects.