Quiet neighbourhoods

The OLS Plan segments residential areas into quiet neighbourhoods not passable to through-transit of cars. This is a well-proven technique in the Netherlands that requires little road changes apart from either bollarding or re-circulation of routes such that through-travel becomes impossible. In the OLS Plan, residential areas are delineated into ‘zones’ that are entered and exited by cars at the same junction or at nearby junctions. The point is to ensure that through-travel occurs on streets designated for through-travel: distributor roads and arterial routes. Neighbourhoods become quieter places that welcome through-travel by bicycle and foot. Residents reclaim the space and enjoy more time on the streets interacting with neighbours.