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Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013 Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Hurst Lane Place WorkshopSolihull Metropolitan Borough Council23rdApril 2013
  • Streets and Roads
  • So – what is a street anyway?• “A street is a highway that has important public realm functions beyond the movement of traffic”(Manual for Streets)• Streets have a sense of place and are distinctive• Streets are lined with and provide direct access to buildings and public spaces
  • What are roads for?‘The word ‘road’ derives from theOld English word for a journey onhorseback: a road was something(Dictionary of Urbanism)‘Roads are essentially highways whose mainfunction is accommodating the movement ofmotor traffic.’(Manual for Streets)
  • Streets and Roads
  • Design choices need torespect both theMovement and thePlace functions ofstreetsPlace StatusMovementStatusMotorwayHigh StreetResidential StreetRural Lane
  • MovementPlacePlacePlacePlacePlace
  • What are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCarsDeliveriesParkingPlace Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting Events
  • Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting EventsWhat are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCarsDeliveriesParking
  • Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting EventsWhat are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCarsDeliveriesParking
  • Steps to Better Streets
  • Steps1. Tidy up2. De-clutter3. Relocate / merge functions4. Rethink traffic management options5. Recreate the street
  • Initial ConditionBefore…
  • Stage 1 – Tidy UpStep 1 – Tidy up
  • Stage 2 – De-clutterStage 2 – De-clutter
  • Stage 2 – De-clutterStage 3 – Relocate / merge functions
  • Stage 4 – Rethink Traffic ManagementStage 4 - Rethink traffic management options
  • Stage 5 – Re-create the StreetStage 5 - Re-create the street
  • Case Study – Bexley Heath, London
  • Albion Road / Church Road (Trinity Place)
  • Albion Road / Church Road (Trinty Place)
  • Albion Road / Trinity Place – approx. 2000 vehicles / day
  • 1. Represents a gateway to the town centre from the west as well as apublic space.2. Maintain the primacy of the Trinity Chapel elevation and the keyarchitectural statement.3. Introduction of a new roundabout at the approach of Albion Road toTrinity Place will help reduce traffic speed and will also unlock adjacentredevelopment sitesOutcomes
  • Arnsberg Way junction with Mayplace Road West
  • Arnsberg Way / Mayplace Road West
  • 1. New development opportunities and tree planting along Arnsberg Waycreates greater enclosure along road.1. Removal of traffic signals from three junctions on this road improvestraffic flow while retaining pedestrian accessibility and significantlycontributes to the integration of this road with the main part of thetown centre.Outcomes
  • Case Study – Ashford, Kent
  • Before…
  • Ashford Ring Road – 3 years onHas it worked?
  • Case Study - Poynton Town Centre
  • Before…
  • Improvements
  • Key changes:• Revitalised village centre• Shifted thinking in relation toshared space• 88% of businessesexperienced an increase infootfall• £4 million scheme cost