The Experimental 30 Zone is an exercise in tactical urbanism devised as a short-term action meant to change how people inhabit their neighborhoods in the long-term.


This intervention seeks to inform a process of change in mobility within a neighborhood by reducing driving speed to favor the safety and security of residents and pedestrians passing through the streets.

The experimental intervention Zone 30 is schedule to last 15 days during which we measure and analyze the impact of the project using tools that gather both quantitative and qualitative indicators. After measuring, an overall assessment is conducted to explore the feasibility of permanently installing traffic-calming zones.

In Santiago, Chile, on Saturday May 16, in the Mil Calles Neighborhood in Providencia, an Experimental Zone 30 was installed with the help of neighbors, the Municipality of Providencia, and Ciudad Emergente.


For the Experimental Zone 30 six mini-plazas were constructed by painting the pavement, installing street furniture, and placing potted plants for protection. The implementation was realized with the support of architecture students from the Universidad del Desarrollo and street furniture was donated to the neighbors (after having been used in October 2014 on Avenida Italia during the UDD Workshop for the International Festival of Social Innovation (FIIs 2014), coordinated by City Pop).

We invite you to watch the VIDEO of this project on VIMEO.

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TacticsSarah Derroisne