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April 2014 Street Talk by Tom Platt, London Manager, Living Streets.

April 2014 Street Talk by Tom Platt, London Manager, Living Streets.

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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Tom Platt 1st April 2014 Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Tom Platt 1st April 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • Speak up for your high street @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • Overview • Why we need walkable high streets • Challenges • The pedestrian pound • Speak up for your high street @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • Why walkable high streets Source: RTF, 2013
  • @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • Source: L Saunders, 2012.
  • @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • £350m @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt Source: RTF, 2013
  • Challenges 1. Balancing functions 2. Space 3. Safe and Inviting @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • moving, unlocking, protecting, living, functioning and sustaining Source: RTF, 2013
  • Source: RTF, 2013
  • Source: RTF, 2013
  • Source: TfL, 2010
  • inviting
  • @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • How can we turn things around? @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • The pedestrian pound @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • Well planned improvements to public spaces can improve footfall and trading by up to 40% @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • New Road Brighton – 162% increase in footfall following £1.75 million shared space scheme in 2007 Nike on Oxford Circus saw profits increase by 25% following the introduction of the Oxford Circus diagonal crossing
  • • Public realm improvements to Peace Gardens, Sheffield, 35% increase in footfall and net increase in spending of £4.2m • Examples of pedestrian improvements in Coventry and Bristol show a 25% increase in footfall on Saturdays and predict £1.4 million benefits • In Kingston, investment by the BID in the town centre helped increase annual footfall by 2.5 million and reduce violent crime by 38% between 2005-2011 @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • Speak up for your high street @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • Summary • Thriving high streets essential for creating more walkable neighbourhoods, towns and cities • We need to rebalance our high streets to create better ‘places’ for people on foot • Councils can do something – ensure those who come in after the election, do. @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  • @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt