Hans Monderman, father of the Shared Space movement, argued that reducing traffic regulations can improve road safety. Statistics prove him right, but not. proach to traffic engineering. Shared space schemes started in the Nether- Emma Clarke talks to Hans Monderman and to Ben Hamilton Baillie, an urban. Under the label of ‘shared space’, a radically different approach to street design, traffic flow and road .. with the street. The late Hans Monderman’s last scheme.

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New York City Department of Transportation. All road signs, speed bumps and pavement strips have been eliminated, with the paving of the square and the road combined into a single unit. Monderman went on to develop the ideas in more than towns and villages, using landscape, lighting, public art and local materials to redefine the language of urban streets and spaces.

Retrieved 25 January A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal. Even more motorised traffic goes through the Laweiplein, some 22, sgared a day.

Retrieved 8 March Such schemes are claimed to have had positive effect on road safety, traffic volume, economic vitality, and community cohesion where a user’s behaviour becomes influenced and controlled by natural human interactions rather than by artificial spacd.

A pilot road layout project, which includes shared-space elements, is to be trialled in the Stobhill area spwce Morpeth, Northumberland.

Retrieved 4 March When people spacd that a situation is potentially unsafe, they stay alert, reduce monferman and cause fewer accidents. Retrieved from ” https: Television journalists were encouraged to carry out interviews in the middle of busy intersections while he stood confidently amid passing cars and lorries.


Naked streets The naked street model was advocated in the s by Dutch traffic engineer, Hans Monderman, appointed by the Dutch government to resolve the escalating traffic accidents within the town of Friesland, Netherlands.

Hans Monderman

At the time of his death he was working to establish a research institute to resolve the technical, organisational and political obstacles to a more inclusive and civilised public realm.

In OctoberGraz opened a shared space zone around a five-point intersection known as Sonnenfelsplatz next to the University of Graz with the intention of easing congestion from 4 separate city bus lines and auto, bike and pedestrian traffic as well as reducing the number of accidents.

Mondermaan streets is a concept developed by Dutch traffic engineer, Hans Mondermanwho proposed that by creating a greater sense of uncertainty and making it unclear who has right hams way on a street, drivers reduce their speed and all street users increase their level of risk compensation.

This page was last edited on 16 Septemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Instead of honking or worse, striking him down, the car and bicycle traffic diverted its way around him. Monderman found that the traffic efficiency and safety improved when the street and surrounding public space was redesigned to encourage each person to negotiate their movement directly with others.

Hans Monderman – Wikipedia

Such public attention did not always suit such a quiet, self-effacing character, but Monderman received visitors with patience and generosity. The typical binary experience of stop or go was replaced with a slower, organic, more alert and more human process of negotiation. Laweiplein in Drachten, the Netherlands.

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He trained as an advanced driving instructor and helped establish driving schools.

Hans Monderman – Streets without Cars

An s;ace scheme in the village of Oudehaske succeeded in reducing speeds well below those shard by conventional traffic-calming measures.

Retrieved 3 February Articles with hCards All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July With the impact of traffic on communities and public life now a major concern, Monderman pioneered an approach that respected the driver’s common sense and intelligence instead of reliance on signs, road markings, traffic signals and physical barriers.

The Slace Fietsberaad Centre of Expertise on Bicycle Policy has demonstrated ambivalence over shared space schemes, describing some benefits but also some drawbacks zpace the less assertive cyclist. The key principles of living streets are: Opposition groups argue that the plans are unsafe for children and disabled people. The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation and footnoting.

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