PEDESTRIANISATION: DOS AND DONTS

THE PEDESTRIAN WANTS AND NEEDS THE ABILITY TO HAVE UNINHIBITED MOVEMENTS UNDER SAFE CONDITIONS. CONVENTIONAL WAYS TO ACHIEVE THIS ARE THE PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASS, BRIDGE, PEDESTRIAN DECK AND "FENCING IN". A MORE POSITIVE APPROACH IS THAT OF PEDESTRIAN ONLY STREETS. CONVENIENCE, COMFORT, ACCESSIBILITY AND SAFETY SHOULD BE PARAMOUNT CONSIDERATIONS BUT THEY ARE RARELY ACHIEVED IN THE UK AT THE MOMENT. CERTAIN MINIMUM STANDARDS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED FOR PEDESTRIANS AND EMBODIED IN A PEDESTRIAN STANDARD HANDBOOK TO AID LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND OTHERS CONCERNED IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES. THESE SHOULD INCLUDE WIDTHS OF PAVEMENT FOR ONE PERSON, TWO PERSONS AND CROWD STANDARDS. SINCE CYCLISTS ARE AS VULNERABLE AS PEDESTRIANS TO MOTOR VEHICLES IT WOULD BE CONVENIENT TO ACCOMMODATE CYCLE ROUTES WITH OR ADJACENT TO PEDESTRIAN ROUTES. GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS ARE GIVEN OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE PEDESTRIAN.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Architecture and Planning Publications, Limited

    P.O. Box 135, 4 Catherine Street
    London WC2B 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Henderson, A
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 345-347
  • Serial:
    • BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: ALEXANDRINE PRESS
    • ISSN: 0263-7960

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM