Reconciling movement and place functions is key to mixed use streets guidance

The author flags up three main street design documents, the Manual for Streets, produced by the Government, Link & Place by Peter Jones, University College London, Natalya Boujenko, Transport for London and Stephen Marshall, University College London, and a guidance publication [not named] on mixed priority routes by the Department for Transport. He evaluates Link & Place, and briefly compares it with the other two publications. He feels Link & Place is ambitious and explains how it offers a new paradigm for planning and designing urban streets based on the dual principles of link and place street functions. Link & Place suggests equal consideration be given to economic and social activity as well as traffic, using the person as the primary unit of analysis, rather than the vehicle. A two dimension matrix has been developed for this purpose. With regard to how Link & Place sits with the other two publications, the author elicits the opinion of Tim Cuell, technical director at WSP consultancy, who feels the three documents should work very well together. Included in the article is an annotated photograph of London's Trafalgar Square, illustrating its redevelopment according to the methodology of Link & Place.


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  • Accession Number: 01091163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 31 2008 8:06AM