Shared streets: Novelty or panacea?

A Poynton intersection. From the video Poynton Regenerated on Amalgamated.

I’ve previous written about the complete streets concept, which aims to give pedestrians and bicyclists facilities equal to those given to drivers. I’ve also written about woonerfs, low speed residential streets in which the distinction between sidewalks and roadways is removed, forcing cars to […]

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Downtown plazas: The Petaluma reality

Healdsburg Square

Healdsburg Plaza was recently named one of the thirteen most beautiful town squares in the U.S. Rankings like these are popularity contests. And it seems odd to name thirteen squares. Ten, twelve, or fifteen would have all been more conventional counts.

But those quibbles aside, Healdsburg Square is a lovely place. I […]