A report is given of the results of a survey carried out by the Highland Regional Council into the success of pedestrian schemes throughout Scotland. Detailed results of the survey are presented in a series of tables which list such information as basic statistics (town, population, year of introduction, number of shops, etc), types of scheme (paving, street furniture, lighting, soft landscaping, etc), environmental after effects (reductions in noise pollution, air pollution, traffic accidents). The results of the survey suggest that the implementation of pedestrianisation in Scotland's larger market towns has been very successful; environmental conditions and pedestrian safety have improved considerably and the shopping public has welcomed the measures taken in the various centres. Very few instances are recorded of traders losing business as a direct result of pedestrianisation of their street. The highest incidence of success appears to have been achieved in those streets where 100% rear access is achieved and a total ban on cars is enforced. (TRRL)

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    Royal Town Planning Institute

    26 Portland Place
    London W1N 4BE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, J
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 12-16
  • Serial:
    • Planner
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Royal Town Planning Institute
    • ISSN: 0309-1384

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  • Accession Number: 00457360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM