Car insurance claims throughout the UK could soon be in decline, as motorists show support for a Dutch road system that aims to improve safety.
Woonerfs are zones where vehicles, bikes and pedestrians all share the road space and have already proved a success in the Netherlands.
When questioned by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), 48 per cent of people said that the no pavement system is a good idea in the UK.
The main places where the public believe they should be implemented are shopping areas and other parts of towns and cities with high levels of pedestrian traffic.
A third said that they would like to see the zones installed in residential areas.
IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig commented: "On the continent, attractive street design is used to make it clear where pedestrians have priority but this approach is in its infancy in the UK."