Design and planning

Design steps up in the fight against obesity

The case for investing in decent design for streets and open spaces is getting stronger by the day. This week saw the publication of both new government strategy and independent public health guidance into how active lifestyles can be designed into streets, towns, and cities. (CABE 25/1/08)

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Shared space

Room for everyone - a new vision for public spaces
Shared space - Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
Shared Space is a European co-operation project that aims to develop a new policy for designing public spaces at regional, national and eventually at an European level.
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Starbucks: spilling coffee over pedestrians (video)

An example of the coffee shop giant putting profits before pedestrian safety
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Portland Festival Streets (video)

Description of the Festival Street concept in Portland, Oregon and the design features which support it.
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Westfield Topanga Mall - designed for cars, not pedestrians (video)

YouTube video giving a practical demonstration of the unfriendly pedestrian access to a US shopping mall
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Evaluation of People Counters

Extracts from National Trail People Counter Evaluation Report
Evaluation of People Counters - Document - Adobe PDF
Use of automatic people counters in the UK is limited to a few authorities and organisations. They are not routinely used by rights of way sections, or countryside managers. It is estimated that the number of individual counters currently installed in the UK is around 2500.
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