A living street is a mixed-use pedestrian street that may provide social space, greenspace and play areas. In many cases, living streets allow low speed vehicle access with the clear rule that pedestrians have absolute priority. Traffic calming is often implemented that is pedestrian friendly.
ChildrenLiving streets are designed to be safe for children. Some cities have a culture of children playing sports in the street such as street hockey in Montreal or football in London. London has a remarkable history whereby thousands of children ended up in prison after being unable to pay fines for playing in the street in the years 1856-1933. In recent years, London has opened play areas for children on several living streets.
A mixed-use pedestrian street that may provide social space, greenspace and play areas.
By banning vehicles or having them drive extremely slowly you can create a neighborhood space that's similar to a small park.
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