A woonerf is a type of street in the Netherlands that gives pedestrians absolute right of way and requires vehicles to drive at a walking speed. They are typically implemented in residential areas and may feature playgrounds, social areas and green spaces. Woonerf have a special status under the law in the Netherlands and are widely credited with sparking the living street movement in Europe and North America.
|Definition||A type of street that has special legal status in the Netherlands that is designed for pedestrians often with social features, green spaces and playgrounds. |
|Value||By requiring cars to drive slowly, a street can be converted into a park-like space. May enhance quality of life in quiet residential neighborhoods.|
|Related Concepts||Living StreetSuperblocksUrban DesignCities|
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