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

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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

  1. 1. Speak up for your high street @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  2. 2. Overview • Why we need walkable high streets • Challenges • The pedestrian pound • Speak up for your high street @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  3. 3. Why walkable high streets Source: RTF, 2013
  4. 4. @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  5. 5. Source: L Saunders, 2012.
  6. 6. @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  7. 7. £350m @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt Source: RTF, 2013
  8. 8. Challenges 1. Balancing functions 2. Space 3. Safe and Inviting @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  9. 9. moving, unlocking, protecting, living, functioning and sustaining Source: RTF, 2013
  10. 10. Source: RTF, 2013
  11. 11. Source: RTF, 2013
  12. 12. Source: TfL, 2010
  13. 13. inviting
  14. 14. @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  15. 15. @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  16. 16. How can we turn things around? @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  17. 17. The pedestrian pound @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  18. 18. Well planned improvements to public spaces can improve footfall and trading by up to 40% @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. • 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
  21. 21. Speak up for your high street @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. @tompion @LivingStreets #VoteHighSt

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