Friday, May 09, 2008

Civilised Streets

A new report from CABE, available online, suggests that most of Britain’s streets are failing pedestrians and need to become destinations again, and not simply ways of getting traffic from A to B. The report, Civilised Streets, explores the contentious concept of shared space, which advocates removing signs and guard rails, obliging drivers and pedestrians to become more alert to each other. It argues that streets which are designed to give all users more freedom of movement are ultimately slower, safer and more social places.
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