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The first woonerf

woonerf2.JPGWoonerf is a Dutch word for a street where cars are welcome, as long as they go slow enough to avoid disrupting walkers, joggers, cyclists, or even children playing. The street looks different too: no curb, no sidewalks, and lots of green space. Woonerfs are common in the Netherlands but politicians in the Sud-Ouest borough are meeting some resistance to their plan to bring Montreal its first woonerf.

photo: The proposed site of a woonerf in St-Henri. (Silvet Ali/CBC)

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