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Jefferson Street's Utopian Future

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    A Danish architect thinks he has the answer to the Jefferson Street problem.

    Danish architect and consultant Jan Gehl, who visited Fisherman's Wharf a couple months back, has a couple ideas about how to reduce the madness that is Jefferson Street.

    The proposal has cred in some European circles— removing traditional traffic demarcations, thereby forcing drivers to slow down in order to pay attention to their environs.

    "High visibility pavers will be used to demarcate pedestrian 'safe' zones beyond existing sidewalks, and trees, benches, and street furniture will break up the street and create loose divisions meant to exclude vehicles while encouraging pedestrians to use the whole street for crossing, strolling, or standing."

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