Manual for Streets Workshop!


Martin Stockley, !
Martin Stockley Associates !

The Orangery, Wakefield!
22 September 2010!...
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            Consulting Engineers
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The solution is worse than the problem!               Consulting Engineers
Life, the universe and everything…!




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It is about !

Life!

Not!

Lucre!




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“…does not allow for the health of our children, the
quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does
not inc...
It’s about the Cultural and Social
aspects of our lives and the
Environment in which we live – !

supported by an Economy!...
Towns and cities are the
key drivers of our
social, cultural and
economic life!
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The public realm is the circulatory system !               Consulting Engineers
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It is where we commune…!               Consulting Engineers
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It is where we can play…!               Consulting Engineers
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A place to meet people…!               Consulting Engineers
A place for love… !   MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES
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…and self expression!               Consulting Engineers
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A place to celebrate…!               Consulting Engineers
It’s our place!




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It is about !

Movement !

Not !

A Movement!




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• Shared Space – Originated in the Netherlands from
Highways Engineers trying alternative methods to reduce
collisions and...
It is about !

Civility!

Not!

Civil Engineering!




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Civility:!

• Politeness: the act of showing regard for others !

• Civic virtue is the cultivation of habits of
personal ...
Banksy…!




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Don’t walk on the grass   No Ball Games
      No Skateboarding    No cycling…

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I just want to walk around your town!               Consulting Engineers
It is about!

Collaboration!

Not!

Competition!




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Competition!

• No agreement!
• Uses compete for the available space!
• No resolution to sharing of space!
• Everybody get...
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Competitive Space – can lead to madness…!               Consulting Engineers
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Poor allocation of space through competition!               Consulting Engineers
Collaboration!

• Agree to share the space!
• Agree the importance and priority of different uses!
• Design a solution whi...
Controlling Regulations!

Vs!

Allowing Regulations!




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The regulatory approach!               Consulting Engineers
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A product of regulations…!               Consulting Engineers
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Regulation compliant but nothing quite works…!           Consulting Engineers
Controlling Regulations!

• Good for maintaining fair market conditions e.g.
insulation standards, energy use standards et...
Controlling Regulations (when applied to
human behaviour)!

• Require learning and memorising!
• Often counter-intuitive (...
Allowing Regulations!

• Less effective for maintaining fair market
conditions i.e. lack of viability unless all comply!

...
Allowing Regulations (when applied to human
behaviour)!

• Require learning but follow normal behaviour rules!
• Generally...
We are different.!

We want - !

• fairness not necessarily equality!

• sharing not exclusion!

• joy as well as function...
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We come in different sizes...!               Consulting Engineers
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and move in different ways!               Consulting Engineers
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We are very adaptable...!               Consulting Engineers
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Very little is beyond us...!               Consulting Engineers
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when we put our minds to it...!               Consulting Engineers
Sign Singing: Love Will Tear Us Apart, ! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES
and work together!   Joy Division, 1979, Deaf Choir, 2...
What if we allowed people to behave
normally?!




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1950’s Harlow New Town – where pedestrian
and cyclist rule!




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An act of civility with no special regulations!               Consulting Engineers
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An act of civility with normal behavioural rules!               Consulting Engineers
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An act of regulation!               Consulting Engineers
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A new park where all things are allowed…!               Consulting Engineers
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Site Visits!




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A word about hazard...!




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Speed is critical!               Consulting Engineers
Ancoats, Manchester!




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New Road, Brighton – a case study!




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New Road, Brighton!               Consulting Engineers
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New Road, Brighton - function dominates!               Consulting Engineers
People staying!
People passing through !
175 % more pedestrian traffic!




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A place where all are welcome – but where civility guides behaviour!




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“It is far more difficult to be simple
than to be complicated;”!

John Ruskin !
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  1. 1. Manual for Streets Workshop! Martin Stockley, ! Martin Stockley Associates ! The Orangery, Wakefield! 22 September 2010! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  2. 2. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  3. 3. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES The solution is worse than the problem! Consulting Engineers
  4. 4. Life, the universe and everything…! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  5. 5. It is about ! Life! Not! Lucre! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  6. 6. “…does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile”.! Bobby Kennedy on the gross national product, ! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  7. 7. It’s about the Cultural and Social aspects of our lives and the Environment in which we live – ! supported by an Economy! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  8. 8. Towns and cities are the key drivers of our social, cultural and economic life! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  9. 9. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES The public realm is the circulatory system ! Consulting Engineers
  10. 10. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES It is where we commune…! Consulting Engineers
  11. 11. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES It is where we can play…! Consulting Engineers
  12. 12. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES A place to meet people…! Consulting Engineers
  13. 13. A place for love… ! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  14. 14. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES …and self expression! Consulting Engineers
  15. 15. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES A place to celebrate…! Consulting Engineers
  16. 16. It’s our place! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  17. 17. It is about ! Movement ! Not ! A Movement! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  18. 18. • Shared Space – Originated in the Netherlands from Highways Engineers trying alternative methods to reduce collisions and improve movement.! • MfS approach developed by a number of separate practitioners.! • General aim is to bring greater civility to streets using behavioural psychology tools. ! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES 18 Consulting Engineers
  19. 19. It is about ! Civility! Not! Civil Engineering! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  20. 20. Civility:! • Politeness: the act of showing regard for others ! • Civic virtue is the cultivation of habits of personal living that are claimed to be important for the success of the community.! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  21. 21. Banksy…! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
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  27. 27. Don’t walk on the grass No Ball Games No Skateboarding No cycling… MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES 27 Consulting Engineers
  28. 28. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES I just want to walk around your town! Consulting Engineers
  29. 29. It is about! Collaboration! Not! Competition! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  30. 30. Competition! • No agreement! • Uses compete for the available space! • No resolution to sharing of space! • Everybody gets what nobody wants…! Compromise! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  31. 31. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Competitive Space – can lead to madness…! Consulting Engineers
  32. 32. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Poor allocation of space through competition! Consulting Engineers
  33. 33. Collaboration! • Agree to share the space! • Agree the importance and priority of different uses! • Design a solution which matches the agreed aims! • Everybody gets what everybody wants…! Design! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  34. 34. Controlling Regulations! Vs! Allowing Regulations! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  35. 35. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES The regulatory approach! Consulting Engineers
  36. 36. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES A product of regulations…! Consulting Engineers
  37. 37. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Regulation compliant but nothing quite works…! Consulting Engineers
  38. 38. Controlling Regulations! • Good for maintaining fair market conditions e.g. insulation standards, energy use standards etc! • Clumsy and less effective for controlling human behaviour! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  39. 39. Controlling Regulations (when applied to human behaviour)! • Require learning and memorising! • Often counter-intuitive (that’s why you have a rule)! • Require enforcement by third parties! • Offer no reward for compliance (just avoid penalty)! • Make poor use of the brain’s remarkable abilities! • Usually inefficient in terms of movement capacity (but sometimes more predictable)! • Undermine community interaction and often result in negative social behaviour! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  40. 40. Allowing Regulations! • Less effective for maintaining fair market conditions i.e. lack of viability unless all comply! • Subtle and very effective for generating positive human behaviour! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  41. 41. Allowing Regulations (when applied to human behaviour)! • Require learning but follow normal behaviour rules! • Generally intuitive ! • Do not require enforcement by third parties(they work by negotiation on the spot)! • Offer a reward for compliance (if only just a smile)! • Make use of the brain’s remarkable abilities! • Efficient in terms of movement capacity! • Reinforce community interaction and positive social behaviour! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  42. 42. We are different.! We want - ! • fairness not necessarily equality! • sharing not exclusion! • joy as well as function! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  43. 43. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES We come in different sizes...! Consulting Engineers
  44. 44. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES and move in different ways! Consulting Engineers
  45. 45. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES We are very adaptable...! Consulting Engineers
  46. 46. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Very little is beyond us...! Consulting Engineers
  47. 47. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES when we put our minds to it...! Consulting Engineers
  48. 48. Sign Singing: Love Will Tear Us Apart, ! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES and work together! Joy Division, 1979, Deaf Choir, 2009! Consulting Engineers
  49. 49. What if we allowed people to behave normally?! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  50. 50. 1950’s Harlow New Town – where pedestrian and cyclist rule! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  51. 51. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES An act of civility with no special regulations! Consulting Engineers
  52. 52. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES An act of civility with normal behavioural rules! Consulting Engineers
  53. 53. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES An act of regulation! Consulting Engineers
  54. 54. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
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  56. 56. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES A new park where all things are allowed…! Consulting Engineers
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  61. 61. Site Visits! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  62. 62. A word about hazard...! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  63. 63. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Speed is critical! Consulting Engineers
  64. 64. Ancoats, Manchester! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
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  70. 70. New Road, Brighton – a case study! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  71. 71. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES New Road, Brighton! Consulting Engineers
  72. 72. MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES New Road, Brighton - function dominates! Consulting Engineers
  73. 73. People staying! People passing through ! 175 % more pedestrian traffic! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  74. 74. A place where all are welcome – but where civility guides behaviour! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers
  75. 75. “It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated;”! John Ruskin ! MARTIN STOCKLEY ASSOCIATES Consulting Engineers CABE Conference - London March 2008 62
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