A New, ‘Shared’ Vision for Peachtree Street
By Kate Sweeney
Imagine a street where bicycles, cars, pedestrians, and yes, even motorized scooters all share the same space, with no markings such as sidewalks or bike paths to delineate where each should go.
Shared streets, as they’re often called, are popular in other countries, particularly in Europe. (The Dutch call them woonerfs, or “living streets.”)
Now, the city of Atlanta is exploring transforming a section of Peachtree Street, its signature thoroughfare, into a shared street.
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