Pedestrianisation and politics - a case study

Melia, S. and Shergold, I. (2016) Pedestrianisation and politics - a case study. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers - Transport. ISSN 0965-092X [In Press] Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/31369

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Proposals to pedestrianise or close roads to traffic are often controversial. This article analyses the impact of partial pedestrianisation, using a case study conducted in Brighton, UK. Before and after studies found modest traffic reduction within the area and an increase in cycling during the week, but no significant overall modal shift. There was a high level of public support for the pedestrianisation. One of the streets was closed to traffic on weekends only; there was public support for this to be extended to weekdays as well. Over two thirds of visitors to the area arrived using sustainable modes; less than 3% had parked in the immediate area. The changes were controversial and contested; the outcome was a compromise. This article analyses the process and draws lessons for other cities.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:transport planning, traffic engineering, local government, pedestrianization, urban design
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:31369
Deposited By: Dr S. Melia
Deposited On:23 Mar 2017 14:18
Last Modified:14 Apr 2017 04:34

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