The author suggests that most urban design is based on the requirements of the 'young, fit male' and goes on to describe an alternative approach taking into consideration the needs of a broader client range. Three schemes implemented in Leicester are described which have considered the needs of mobility-impaired groups. The City Centre Action Programme is a 10-year programme involving the creation of a pedestrian preference zone in the central shopping area and the creation of a network of new footpaths. A 'woonerf' scheme in Worthington Street, a typical Victorian terraced street has redefined the vehicular area as a narrow snaking passage and provided environmental improvements. Draft design guidelines are being prepared which will take into account the safety of women in any planned schemes. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877084.

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    Gower Publishing

    Brookfield, VT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • DEAN, J
  • Publication Date: 1990


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-566-05794-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM