Looking under the bonnet of link and place [street design]

This paper examines contemporary ‘link and place’ design rationales and analyses how they influence the delivery of quality streets for people (rather than simply cars). ‘Link and Place’ is a design rationale borne of the recognition that streets are not only conduits for moving people and things, but are also crucial public places that contribute deeply to healthy, social and prosperous communities. ‘Link and Place: A guide to street planning and design’ (Jones et al, 2007) provides a thorough methodology centred around a street classification matrix that seeks to resolve these competing ‘link’ and ‘place’ functions. This methodology is now being adopted in many street design guides around the world. This paper concludes that by evaluating place value from a network perspective, these guides marginalise the place value of local streets. Ultimately, a revised matrix is proposed based on the place value experience of people spending time in the street.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, 15-18 August 2017, Melbourne

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2018 12:28PM