Traffic Calming

27 March 2018

Updated guidance published by the UK's top authority on improving health and social care calls on local authorities to prioritise walking, cycling and public transport over private cars.  Recommended measures include re-allocating road space by widening pavements and installing cycle lanes, closing roads and reducing vehicle speeds. The fact that the Cycle Enfield and Quieter Neighbourhood programmes are designed to do just that is no coincidence.  Over the last few years Government.......

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07 December 2014

The website Changing London has published the fifth in a series of publications which set out "a vision for London's next Mayor". A Healthy City - a city that does no harm and tackles sickness at source can be downloaded from the Changing London website.  The website's introductory page (reproduced below) concludes by pointing out the remarkable success of New York's Mayor Bloomberg in increasing life expectancy in his city through a series of measures to improve public health. London is.......

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03 December 2014

A newly published guide to street design sets out the latest thinking on how roads and streets in cities, towns and villages can be decluttered and redesigned to make them not only pleasanter to look at and to use, but also significantly safer. Street Design for All - "a compilation of current thoughts and practices in the art of Street Design" - reflects the work and ideas of professional road engineers and of campaigners for improvements to the "public realm".1  It provides an easy to.......

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