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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Ben Addy 2nd July 2013
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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Ben Addy 2nd July 2013



July 2013 Street Talk by Ben Addy, Communities Manager, Sustrans. Brought to you by Movement for Liveable London -

July 2013 Street Talk by Ben Addy, Communities Manager, Sustrans. Brought to you by Movement for Liveable London -



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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Ben Addy 2nd July 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. By enabling people to enjoy ‘being’ in the streets, we can help them reclaim it as a place to socialise, exchange and look out for each other & to think about their actions as citizens – Local Resident (DIY Streets: Turnpike Lane) Sustrans London: Communities
  • 2. I thought Sustrans did cycling?
  • 3. ME
  • 4. The Problems
  • 5. The Problems
  • 6. And More…Problems
  • 7. Last One
  • 8. The Future?
  • 9. Home Zone – The Dings, Bristol
  • 10. DIY Street Pilot Project
  • 11. The Process
  • 12. DIY Streets: Turnpike Lane The Neighbourhood: QuickTim e™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Neighbourhood of 950 households, surrounded by three busy roads. Close to Turnpike Lane Underground Station Main issues identified by residents: - Rat Running Traffic - Speeding Traffic - Lack of Community Spirit - Dog Fouling - Fly Tipping Community Priorities: - Cut traffic speed & volume - Defined neighbourhood - Better street management - Improved junctions - Safer & quality public space - An active community
  • 13. Before and After • Construction Green space and cycle/walking link
  • 14. Before and After Gateway treatment to all entrances to the neighbourhood
  • 15. Before and After Junction redesign on rat run
  • 16. Before and After Area identified as community hub showing resident inspired mural
  • 17. Monitoring Results Key Findings Safety • almost 80% of residents surveyed now think the street is pedestrian friendly • 20% of residents surveyed now think the street is safe for children to play on, compared to 7% of those surveyed before the project Traffic speed and volume • almost half of residents surveyed think the speed of traffic has been reduced • recorded average daily traffic volume decreased by 10% • 63% of traffic now travelling at less than 20mph, compared to 40% before the project • “It’s much better now, a lot safer, and the speed and traffic is better” (Resident) Quality of the street • over 80% of residents surveyed think the appearance of their street is now attractive • over 80% of residents surveyed think the street has been enhanced with greenery • Independent consultants the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) concluded that “Sustrans is seen as having helped to create a community and neighbourhood which looks better while these designs are perceived to have reduced traffic speeds and rat running.”
  • 18. Communications
  • 19. Art in the Community Below are ideas are generated by the neighbourhood and submitted as part of the ‘Art in the Community’ process
  • 20. Other Activities…neighbourhoods are more than just streets Dr Bike Greenway bike rides and walks Anti-Litter Campaign Anti-dog mess campaign Gardening Travel Map Cycle Maintenance Safer Neighbourhoods Meetings
  • 21. Going Forward
  • 22. Contact Details Ben Addy (London Communities Manager) ben.addy@sustrans.org.uk @benjaminaddy Sustrans London Twitter: @SustransLondon