According to Wikipedia, “A woonerf (Dutch pronunciation: [??o?n?rf]) is a living street, as originally implemented in the Netherlands and in Flanders. Techniques include shared space, traffic calming, and low speed limits.” Why do you care what a woonerf is? Based upon information contained in a report by the Urban Land Institute, a woonerf has been proposed for a section of Eye St. in Chinatown.
The plans to revamp Chinatown Park include spaces for game tables for chess and table tennis, a plaza celebrating our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, a defined path that would act as a shortcut for pedestrians, and changes to a block of Eye Street that would mitigate traffic and open the area up to pedestrians and cyclists.