Friday, August 8, 2014

From Better! Cities & Towns Online — Shared-Space Waterfront for Washington DC

A 12-block waterfront redevelopment broke ground in Washington DC that extensively uses the concept of "share-space" streets, according to Payton Chung of Streetsblog. At 27-acres, The Wharf is designed to include 560 dwellings plus a couple million square feet of office, retail, hotel space, a concert hall, museum, and maritime education center, and a marina. About 60 percent of the site will be public space — including the streets, which are designed as public spaces, although cars and trucks will have access to most. Read more: New shared-space waterfront for DC | Better! Cities & Towns Online

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