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Designing the 21st Century Street

I recently stumbled upon the results of an interesting competition, aimed at both students (k-12) and professionals, to redesign the street of the 21st century. The competition focused on re-prioritising pedestrian and bike movement over vehicles while creating habitable, interactive and a ammnetiy rich environment within the no-mans land of a typical intersection in Brooklyn, New York.

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Streets Come Alive by team LEVON

Some great ideas throughout the submissions such as, subtle changes in paving to redefine ownership and my favourite, moving the bike lane into the centre of the road and letting the car weave around them.

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Shared Space by Steven Nutter

Head on over to the competition site to get a better look at the entries.. 21st Century Street.

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