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 tra...
What are roads for?‘The word ‘road’ derives from theOld English word for a journey onhorseback: a road was something(Dicti...
Streets and Roads
Design choices need torespect both theMovement and thePlace functions ofstreetsPlace StatusMovementStatusMotorwayHigh Stre...
MovementPlacePlacePlacePlacePlace
What are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCarsDeliveriesParkingPlace Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinki...
Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting EventsWhat are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCars...
Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting EventsWhat are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCars...
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 C...
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 tr...
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 inc...
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
Hurst Lane Place Workshop- Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 23.04.2013
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    1. 1. Hurst Lane Place WorkshopSolihull Metropolitan Borough Council23rdApril 2013
    2. 2. Streets and Roads
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. 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)
    5. 5. Streets and Roads
    6. 6. Design choices need torespect both theMovement and thePlace functions ofstreetsPlace StatusMovementStatusMotorwayHigh StreetResidential StreetRural Lane
    7. 7. MovementPlacePlacePlacePlacePlace
    8. 8. What are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCarsDeliveriesParkingPlace Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting Events
    9. 9. Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting EventsWhat are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCarsDeliveriesParking
    10. 10. Place Shopping Playing Socialising Eating/drinking Sitting EventsWhat are streets for?MovementPedestriansCyclistsBusesCarsDeliveriesParking
    11. 11. Steps to Better Streets
    12. 12. Steps1. Tidy up2. De-clutter3. Relocate / merge functions4. Rethink traffic management options5. Recreate the street
    13. 13. Initial ConditionBefore…
    14. 14. Stage 1 – Tidy UpStep 1 – Tidy up
    15. 15. Stage 2 – De-clutterStage 2 – De-clutter
    16. 16. Stage 2 – De-clutterStage 3 – Relocate / merge functions
    17. 17. Stage 4 – Rethink Traffic ManagementStage 4 - Rethink traffic management options
    18. 18. Stage 5 – Re-create the StreetStage 5 - Re-create the street
    19. 19. Case Study – Bexley Heath, London
    20. 20. Albion Road / Church Road (Trinity Place)
    21. 21. Albion Road / Church Road (Trinty Place)
    22. 22. Albion Road / Trinity Place – approx. 2000 vehicles / day
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. Arnsberg Way junction with Mayplace Road West
    25. 25. Arnsberg Way / Mayplace Road West
    26. 26. 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
    27. 27. Case Study – Ashford, Kent
    28. 28. Before…
    29. 29. Ashford Ring Road – 3 years onHas it worked?
    30. 30. Case Study - Poynton Town Centre
    31. 31. Before…
    32. 32. Improvements
    33. 33. Key changes:• Revitalised village centre• Shifted thinking in relation toshared space• 88% of businessesexperienced an increase infootfall• £4 million scheme cost

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