The EVIDENCE project: Measure no.23 - Inclusive urban design

Melia, S. (2016) The EVIDENCE project: Measure no.23 - Inclusive urban design. World Transport Policy and Practice, 22 (1/2). pp. 217-225. ISSN 1352-7614 Available from:

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This article summarises a review of the literature on 'inclusive urban design', Enhancements and alterations to the public realm to help to manage the presence of motorised traffic. Key messages: • These measures can reduce vehicle speeds, fatalities and collisions. • Traffic calming coupled with public realm improvements in mixed use shopping streets increases pedestrian flows on those streets. There are some indications that this might also benefit retailers in those streets. • ‘Home zones’ also promote increased pedestrian use of streets, although that finding might vary according to national cultures and specific local contexts. The high cost of some interventions may have limited their wider application to date. • ‘Shared space’ is likely to work best (i.e. favourable public perceptions and greater pedestrian use of road space) when vehicle flows and speeds are relatively low and pedestrian flows are relatively high. • The review found insufficient source material to confirm claims made about effects of any of the interventions on economic activity or modal choice.

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Additional Information:Note that due to a formatting oversight, the authors' names have been omitted from all the articles in this special edition of the journal. He claims that it would involve too much work or expense to correct this. Prof. Graham Parkhurst is contacting the editor to point this out the potential infringement of intellectual property rights which this entails.
Uncontrolled Keywords:shared space, home zones, traffic calming
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:28970
Deposited By: Dr S. Melia
Deposited On:06 Jun 2016 07:46
Last Modified:27 Nov 2016 16:19

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