|Ever wondered if there was an alternative to a street cluttered with
road markings and signs ?|
|Enter a Google UK search for "homezones" and follow the links.
Some local authorities in the UK are now introducing this
concept into their urban design.|
|The Ecolonia village project in Holland (commenced 1991) was based on a
Master-plan (devised by Lucien Kroll) providing a framework for nine
different architects with design priorities in the following areas:- |
use of rainwater; use of passive and active solar energy; energy saving
strategies; reduction of water consumption; recyclability of building materials;
durable materials; flexible ground plans; sound proofing;
healthy building materials.
|Since its inception Ecolonia has not suffered a single accident in its
homezones (although these are shared by motorists, cyclists, pedestrians
and children at play).|