The author discusses recent improvements in pedestrianisation of town centre streets, quoting as examples the main shopping street in Sheffield, in which all vehicle access to shops is from the rear, Middleton, near Rochdale where a bus lane is retained, which can also be used by emergency services, and a traffic-free zone in Coventry. The absence of rear access nullifies the concept of a traffic-free area and if such areas cannot be provided the street should be left open. In design terms, a straight site with shops down each side and services up the centre can only be developed in a limited way. A more flexible approach is preferable.

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  • Authors:
    • Goodfellow, J
  • Publication Date: 1985-5-30

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 165
    • Issue Number: 4846
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00452626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:59PM