[Talk-GB] Tagging "Shared space" roads (Preston City Centre)

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Oct 1 17:14:04 UTC 2017

Just like in the UK, the councils here make it up as they go along; a
"shared space" has no special legal status, unlike a "woonerf". 

A general principle which has proved its worth is that to make things
safer, you remove the safety features. Like white lines and kerbs.
Everyone moans a bit, but in the mean time you slow down and watch out
just that little bit more... Hence shared spaces, an apparent
free-for-all that works well. 

On 2017-10-01 18:57, Andy Townsend wrote:

> Not an answer, but a suggestion where there might be a bit more info...
> The Netherlands forum https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewforum.php?id=12 might be worth a read, since the shared space concept was pioneered there; https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=54843 is directly about "shared_space" but a search for "woonerf" (aka "home zone") gets a whole bunch more hits.
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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