This article discusses the implementation of urban planning policies by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council. The policies involved the pedestrianisation or environmental improvement of city centre streets and in some cases whole urban cores in towns and cities throughout West Yorkshire. The approach to pedestrian street design, choice of paving materials, landscaping and maintenance needs are examined. The importance of the Metropolitan County's role in the implementation and management of the schemes is emphasised. The author comments on the success of the pedestrianisation programme over the past ten years but finds it difficult to foresee how such schemes will be continued if the Metropolitan Counties are abolished in 1986. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Landscape Architects

    12 Carton House Terrace
    London SW1Y 5AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Toulson, D
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 25-27
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM