Maastraat shows how wider streets can be made safer and more social by adding bike lanes and traffic calming elements.   Particularly wide streets common in North American cities should be seen as an opportunity to create vibrant streets that accommodate many different types of users and activities.  Where there is will, planners and engineers can reallocate space for cars to pedestrians and bicycles, increasing their city’s attractiveness and livability.

Maasstraat 1977 (Amsterdam Archives) & 2014 (Thomas Schlijper)