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Steven Schepel,

Steven Schepel,

Love Cycling Go Dutch Conference
Newcastle, 5 November 2013

Workshop 3: Liveable neighbourhoods

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    • 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 pedestrians/children • suited lay-out
    • 1980 ‘Traffic Liveability’ Governmental report recommending to make a clear division 80-90% Habitat areas 10-20% Main Roads 01-02% Motorways
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Street: Cement for Cohesion Conditions: • Safe &Friendly • For all sorts of unmotorized roadusers, • Not just for the average driver
    • 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 Seats
    • Protection  Road Safety Speed • low real speed • low limit Lay-out inducing • extra attention where necessary • wide-angle view
    • 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 • Playground • Social Centre
    • Gone round the bend? steven.schepel@schepel-dupre.demon.nl
    • extra PRIVATE DIY GREEN ON THE STREET