SAFE & FRIENDLY STREETS
experience over the years in the Netherlands

MENSenSTRAAT
steven.schepel@schepel-dupre.demon.nl
1975
Woonerf
(Homezone)
“ Street for children
where cars are allowed ”
• max. 15 km/h
• limited parking
• full width for
p...
1980
‘Traffic Liveability’
Governmental report
recommending to
make a clear division

80-90% Habitat areas
10-20% Main Roa...
1980
Joint initiative for lower
speeds:
• Right of Way for Children
• Cyclist Union
• Pedestrian Association
Result:
Legis...
2000
Sustainable Safety
National and
Local authorities
agree to realize:
• only 3 road categories
• large 30 km/h areas
ta...
Speed <-> proper lay-out, over the years,
within built-up areas, in the Netherlands

Limit
km/h

proper
lay-out

‘65

‘80
...
Street:
Cement for
Cohesion
Conditions:
• Safe &Friendly
• For all sorts of
unmotorized
roadusers,
• Not just for the
aver...
Safe&Friendly

in six aspects
•
•
•
•
•
•

Protection
Walkability
Cyclebility
Criss-crossability
Enjoyability
Usability
Protection
 Social Safety

People on the street
• walking
• cycling
• sitting
• looking from inside
Suited lighting

Seat...
Protection
 Road Safety
Speed
• low real speed
• low limit
Lay-out inducing
• extra attention
where necessary
• wide-angl...
Walkability
Crossing
• traffic
• speed
• view
• length
Walkable width
• sidewalk
• middle of street
(low speed only)
Cyclebility
Crossing
• traffic
• speed
• view
• length
Cyclable width
• middle of road
or
• special path/lane
Crisscrossability
Low speed
Small traffic volume

Limited parking
(during daytime)
Enjoyability
Streetscape:
• variety
• attractivity
• green
• private elements
• art/sculpture
• views
• suited lay-out
Usability
Space for:
• play next to home
• sitting
• quiet play
• active play
• groupactivities
Safe routes to
• Playgroun...
Gone round the bend?
steven.schepel@schepel-dupre.demon.nl
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Workshop 3: Liveable neighbourhoods

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  1. 1. SAFE & FRIENDLY STREETS experience over the years in the Netherlands MENSenSTRAAT steven.schepel@schepel-dupre.demon.nl
  2. 2. 1975 Woonerf (Homezone) “ Street for children where cars are allowed ” • max. 15 km/h • limited parking • full width for pedestrians/children • suited lay-out
  3. 3. 1980 ‘Traffic Liveability’ Governmental report recommending to make a clear division 80-90% Habitat areas 10-20% Main Roads 01-02% Motorways
  4. 4. 1980 Joint initiative for lower speeds: • Right of Way for Children • Cyclist Union • Pedestrian Association Result: Legislation on 30 km/h streets 50 km/h IS TEVEEL 30 m/h is too much
  5. 5. 2000 Sustainable Safety National and Local authorities agree to realize: • only 3 road categories • large 30 km/h areas target : from 10% to 50% within 5 years • priority on mainroads • change in traffic rules
  6. 6. Speed <-> proper lay-out, over the years, within built-up areas, in the Netherlands Limit km/h proper lay-out ‘65 ‘80 ‘95 ’10 ?? --15 30 30 50 50 pedestrian woonerf OK not yet not yet OK 05 ------90 05 10 10 ----75 05 10 10 05 05 60 10 15 10 35 15 15 10 20 20 35 10 05 15
  7. 7. Street: Cement for Cohesion Conditions: • Safe &Friendly • For all sorts of unmotorized roadusers, • Not just for the average driver
  8. 8. Safe&Friendly in six aspects • • • • • • Protection Walkability Cyclebility Criss-crossability Enjoyability Usability
  9. 9. Protection  Social Safety People on the street • walking • cycling • sitting • looking from inside Suited lighting Seats
  10. 10. Protection  Road Safety Speed • low real speed • low limit Lay-out inducing • extra attention where necessary • wide-angle view
  11. 11. Walkability Crossing • traffic • speed • view • length Walkable width • sidewalk • middle of street (low speed only)
  12. 12. Cyclebility Crossing • traffic • speed • view • length Cyclable width • middle of road or • special path/lane
  13. 13. Crisscrossability Low speed Small traffic volume Limited parking (during daytime)
  14. 14. Enjoyability Streetscape: • variety • attractivity • green • private elements • art/sculpture • views • suited lay-out
  15. 15. Usability Space for: • play next to home • sitting • quiet play • active play • groupactivities Safe routes to • Playground • Social Centre
  16. 16. Gone round the bend? steven.schepel@schepel-dupre.demon.nl
  17. 17. extra PRIVATE DIY GREEN ON THE STREET
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