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What’s Mine is Yours: Planning, Designing, and Implementing Shared Streets

Shared streets are spaces where all modes of travel are given equal priority; people walking, bicycling, and driving share the right-of-way and manage conflicts through person-to-person negotiation. A growing number of cities are experimenting with planning, designing, and implementing shared streets in the U.S., learning from examples in the Netherlands and other international cities. In this session, hear about the experience of four U.S. cities advancing this new street typology, including the approvals process, design standards, accessibility concerns, and policies that support people-oriented places. City staff will share lessons learned around operations, design and maintenance and the political challenges faced both with internal stakeholders and the neighborhoods impacted by this new type of street. Leave the session with tools, including recommended best practices and how to best engage the community.