Home zones

Home zones are a residential street treatment that involve reducing motor traffic speeds and the general dominance of motor traffic, more diverse use of street space (particularly by residents), increasing natural surveillance, and fostering a greater sense of community.

Home zones are often claimed to derive from the Dutch woonerf design, dating back to the 1970s, which prevented all through-traffic except walking. Home zones are indeed (loosely) the British version of these kinds of streets, but are not so explicit about removing or reducing motor traffic, relying instead more on design features to encourage drivers to 'share' the street environment, or making them feel like 'guests'. 

Home Zone Bristol

Often home zones will be composed of streets that form remain open as routes to motor traffic, which is quite different from the Dutch woonerf. 

See also: 

Referenced by