Linden Living Alley is a non-profit that specializes in designing streets for diverse public uses. For more information contact David Winslow at Winslow Architecture.
The idea of shared streets took root in Northern Europe about thirty years ago, The underlying principle is the integraton of users sharing an entire street space, rather than separation of pedestrians from cars, can lead to safer and more comfortable social settings. This is more like the charm we find in streets found in pre-automobile cities. By removing barriers the full space of a street could be used with greater intensity and lead to a greater sense of social connection. In the US, alleys are ideal candidates for th