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.
The "Traffic in Towns" 60's dream of efficient, conflict-free cities where no traffic ever had to come into contact with pedestrians...
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
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!
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
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
Some hope that problems of fuel shortage can be solved through finding new energy sources....
In-car speed controls
Some argue that we can control speed and driver behaviour through ever-more sophisticated monitoring and controls and clever technology...
Conventional segregation of urban traffic chimed with former planning ideals, defining separate spaces for each activity, including children's play....
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
American cars - cunningly avoiding the need for roads altogether by becoming big enough to stretch from New York to LA...