On A New Shared Street In Chicago, There Are No Sidewalks, No Lights, And Almost No Signs
Fastcoexist published a story last week about a radical city planning project set to open soon in Chicago:
The $3.5 million street renovation will feature a design with no curbs or lanes, and minimal signage, though there will be stop signs, so as not to descend too far into chaos. Different colors and pavers will indicate where the sidewalk would normally end and where the street begins; the speed limit will be 15 miles per hour. Overall, the goal is to change the mood of the street: “Psychologically for drivers, they will know that they can’t just shoot from stop sign to stop sign.”
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