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  1. STREET IDEAS Esther Kurland, Urban Design London

  2. Shared Space Urban Design De-cluttering Level Surface Mixed Priority Routes Public Realm Safe Zones Movement Status Civilised SPACE Delineation Naked Street Place Status Balanced streets Shared Surface

  3. It’s all about BETTER BALANCED STREETS

  4. THE LINK/PLACE THEORY

  5. GUIDING PRINCIPLES • Understand function • Reflect character • Decide the degree of separation • Imagine a blank canvas • Avoid over-elaboration • Go for quality • Work with users

  6. Understand Function

  7. What are streets for? Movement Pedestrians Cyclists Buses Cars Deliveries Parking Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting Events

  8. What are streets for? Movement Pedestrians Cyclists Buses Cars Deliveries Parking Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting Events

  9. What are streets for? Movement Pedestrians Cyclists Buses Cars Deliveries Parking Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting Events

  10. ReflectCharacter

  11. Strand Almost always, the street should be the stage – not the star

  12. Decide the degree of separation

  13. Formal separation Still segregation but rebalanced spaces No formal segregation, everyone uses all the space

  14. There are many other traditional forms of segregation AND: they don’t necessarily achieve their intended consequences!

  15. There are many other traditional forms of segregation AND: they don’t necessarily achieve their intended consequences!

  16. Imagine a blank canvas

  17. Britannia Junction,Camden Town

  18. Britannia Junction, Camden Town

  19. Avoid over- elaboration

  20. Carnaby Street in the 60s

  21. Ashford, Kent

  22. Go for quality

  23. Cannon Street

  24. Cannon Street

  25. Strand

  26. Work with Users

  27. Types of changes that can rebalance streets

  28. Narrower lanes, wider footways Bernard Street, Camden

  29. Cannon Street/Queen Street, The City Change ped/veh priority - Cannon Street/Queen Street, The City

  30. Change ped/veh priority - Cannon Street/Queen Street, The City

  31. Improving Crossings - High Street Kensington

  32. Improving Crossings - High Street Kensington

  33. Subways replaced by surface crossings - Marble Arch

  34. Subways replaced by surface crossings - Marble Arch

  35. Comprehensive change – bus lanes - Walworth Road

  36. Comprehensive change - no bus lane - Walworth Road

  37. Comprehensive change - flat island - Walworth Road

  38. A new market - Whitecross Street

  39. A new market - Whitecross Street

  40. - A new theatre quarter - Brighton, New Road

  41. - A new theatre quarter - Brighton, New Road

  42. One Way System- Piccadilly

  43. A New Boulevard- Piccadilly

  44. New Experience – Exhibition Road

  45. New Experience – Exhibition Road

  46. Coulsdon Town Centre