Reguliersbreestraat has long been a busy commercial street leading to Rembrendtplein, Amsterdam’s historic butter market.  Its current design is an acknowledgment that people are better at shopping than cars – although many cities maintain the false notion that parking is good for business.   This redesign illustrates how busy streets can be used to experiment with reduced car access and parking, to create environments that are more conducive to promenading and shopping.  While cycling is technically banned on this street, there is no sense in strictly enforcing this law against confused tourists.



130817-06-reguliersbreestraatReguliersbreestraat ca. 1905 (Amsterdam Archives), 1984  (Frans Busselman)), & 2013 (Thomas Schlijper).