“Woonerf” (“Street for living”) is a Dutch term
for a common space created to be shared by pedestrians, bicyclists,
and low-speed motor vehicles. They are typically narrow streets without
curbs and sidewalks, and vehicles are slowed by placing trees, planters,
parking areas, and other obstacles in the street. Motorists become
the intruders and must travel at very low speeds below 16 km/h (10 mi/h).
This makes a street available for public use that is essentially only
intended for local residents. A woonerf identification sign is
placed at each street entrance.
Consideration must be given to provide access by fire trucks, sanitation vehicles and other service vehicles (school buses and street sweepers), if needed.