Pedestrianization Done Right

A post from David Hembrow in the Netherlands on what it takes to make pedestrianized spaces work by examining a new living/shopping development in Assen.  Make it clear that pedestrians have right of way over everyone, but make it easily accessible to bikes.  However, ensure that it isn’t a throughfare for bikes — only cyclists actually coming to the place as a destination should be there.  If you exclude both bikes and cars from the space, then you decrease the relative attractiveness of cycling unnecessarily, encouraging people to drive.

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