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Unique expertise in the development of shared space principles for street design to improve safety and access.

Clients include highway authorities, government agencies, developers, community groups and design teams in architecture, urban and landscape design, planning, regeneration, transport and traffic engineering.

International best practice from mainland Europe and North America.

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Segregated cities
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Segregated cities

The "Traffic in Towns" 60's dream of efficient, conflict-free cities where no traffic ever had to come into contact with pedestrians...

Swindon
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Swindon

Most traffic engineering is applied to places devoid of any human presence or interaction. Such places are necessary, but don't confuse them with towns or cities (unless you are from Los Angeles).

Pedestrian defensive eqipment
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Pedestrian defensive eqipment

many argue that safety and health can be protected through encouraging more use of crash helmets, kerb-skills, breathing equipment etc.. Refer to most health and safety advice...

Fortscritt durch Technik!
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Fortscritt durch Technik!

Some believe that ever-advancing technology will finally solve the adverse effects of cars on cities. Perhaps ever more sophisticated calalytic converters or whatever.... Note the monitoring equipment!

Smarter SMART cars
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Smarter SMART cars

5ome hope that car manufactures can solve the problem of parking space through designing ever more compact cars... Some, like the Americans (see below), are moving in the opposite direction...

Swedish alternative energy
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Swedish alternative energy

Some hope that problems of fuel shortage can be solved through finding new energy sources....

In-car speed controls
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In-car speed controls

Some argue that we can control speed and driver behaviour through ever-more sophisticated monitoring and controls and clever technology...

Roof Football
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Roof Football

Conventional segregation of urban traffic chimed with former planning ideals, defining separate spaces for each activity, including children's play....

French
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French

Future french cars designed for creative interaction with other street users...

Do Anything You Like
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Do Anything You Like

Jonathan Pugh of The Times sums up 'shared space' in his brilliant cartoon to accompany the launch of proposals for Exhibition Road.

Coast To Coast
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Coast To Coast

American cars - cunningly avoiding the need for roads altogether by becoming big enough to stretch from New York to LA...

Car Zoo
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Car Zoo

Conventional safety policy encourages us to treat traffic as a dangerous beast - don't touch!