PEDESTRIANISED URBAN CENTRES

The author describes the successful pedestrianisation of two streets in Wellington, New Zealand. The first involved only the prohibition of traffic, the more successful second one included removal of kerbs, repairing the street, with more flexible siting of street furniture. The concept of traffic-free zones - large areas from which traffic is banned - is discussed with reference to their wide use in West Germany. Various materials and methods used for paving such streets, after removal of kerbs and channels, are considered and the widespread use of concrete slabs for this purpose is noted. Brief reference is made to the layout of street furniture and lighting. A description follows of the pedestrian areas in Essen, with thee resulting increase in trade and general approval of users. A list is provided of requirements for pedestrianised streets as a result of the Essen experience. (TRRL) (TRRL)

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    Concrete Publications Limited

    Securities House, 126 the Terrace
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Wagstaf, H
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Accession Number: 00322070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM