SETTING THE STREET SCENE IN PETERBOROUGH

The article reviews the historical development of peterborough and the present expansion plan to recreate the city as a commercial centre which will require pedestrianisation of certain areas. The plan also includes 22 conservation areas within the development area. It is in relation to the historical aspect of the development plan that consideration of the impact of street furniture is directed. Such schemes requiring pedestrianisation must go further than just removal of the car and blocking roads; they must include an appreciation of the overall street environment. The impact of street furniture, the subject of the study, requires co-ordination of design over a range of equipment. The practical requirements of such utilities are limited by interests of road safety, traffic control, illumination and information. Design details for such equipment as street signs, traffic signs, traffic signals and roadmarkings are discussed as well as the use of surface textures in such applications. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, O C
  • Publication Date: 1980-7-8

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  • Accession Number: 00325321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM