These are not free spaces. They are not public spaces. They have nothing in common with Jacob’s observations of what makes a city work. In fact, these places accelerate inequality, and exacerbate difference. ‘Jane washing’ is a form of disguised exclusion because it makes those who are not welcome disappear.
Corner Radii designs explained and illustrated in the NATCO Urban Street Design Guide. Click on image for details, and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Streets for Everyone' Pinterest board for more of these superb illustrations.