Another great bldg from bicycledutch


People walking and cycling dominate Visstraat in the historic city centre of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. Until the late 1990s this was an ordinary street designed for motor traffic, but since then it has become one of the very few examples of ‘Shared Space’ in the Netherlands (that I know of) that does seem to work.

visstraat70s Visstraat in the late 1960s when it was still designed with ordinary carriageways and all the streets could still be used by through traffic. Note the parking lot. The big yellow building was a factory for grocery products.

visstraat2014 The same location looks very different in 2014. All road users share the same space but motor traffic is restricted and low in volume. The grocery product factory has been replaced with an apartment building. The same goes for the church in the distance.

Visstraat and the adjacent Vismarkt (Fish Street and Fish Market) are exactly what they are…

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