Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) today launched its review of the issue of shared space and how it is being designed, implemented and installed across England. ‘
Creating Better Streets: Inclusive And Accessible Places’ provides a series of recommendations to Government and industry on how this complex issue can be further improved and developed.
Tompion Platt, Head of Policy, Living Streets comments:
“There is an on-going debate around the merits of a ‘shared space’ approach; where it’s appropriate and how we design it in a way that works for everyone.
“With so much confusion around the term, we welcome that today the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation has called for more research to be conducted into how the shared space approach can be used to design safe, enjoyable and accessible streets and public spaces for all.
“We also strongly support the emphasis placed on stakeholder engagement, as it is vital that local people, especially those with disabilities, have the opportunity to contribute and that their views are listened to. Shared space is an approach rather than a one-size-fits-all concept, as the CIHT has said, and must be adapted to meet the needs of communities.”
A full copy of the review is available via the CIHT website.
Where Living Streets stands on Shared Spaces