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Alleg Street

Boras

Sweden

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
July 15, 2005
December 14, 2017

Careful design and use of six different types of paved surfaces helps to acoomodate all users on this street.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Bicyclists, moms with strollers, people in wheelchairs, transit riders, window-shoppers, and even cars all have their place on Alleg Street in Boras, Sweden. This works because of the careful design of the street, notably the diversity of paving surfaces that help define different functions at various spots. Sidewalks are smoother where foot traffic is fastest, for instance, just as curbs disappear where vehicular traffic should be slowest. All told, no fewer than six different types of paving surfaces differentiate sidewalks, waiting areas, curbs, bike lanes, crosswalks, and car lanes.

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