Case Studies

Adelaide Walkable Experience

Abstract Remit

During January 2010 I had the opportunity to attend a transport conference in the City of Adeliade South Australia.  I would like to share the interesting and innovative pedestrian facilities  which I discovered throughout this city.
In particular I would like to suggest the need to better integrate our urban design, urban form and pedestrian facilities.
I will discuss pedestrian school slow zones, tabled pedestrian crossing, quality urban design and some Australian research about what people enjoy on off-road shared paths.

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Presenter: 
Peter Kortegast
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Opus Consultants
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Mon p.m. early

Presentation about New York and the 2009 Walk21 conference

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The 2009 Walk21 conference in New York was an opportunity to see at first hand the pedestrian revolution taking place around Times Square and other areas of Manhattan.
The main driver for New York’s plan was not pedestrian congestion, but road safety. In 1990 there was one pedestrian death every day on the cities streets.  This has been reduced to the lowest figures since records began in 1910, with senior fatalities on the pavements dropping 43% in just one year, due to the ‘streets for seniors’ plan.

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Presenter: 
Robyn Davies
Session or Keynote: 
Plenary
Organisation or Business: 
Transport and Main Roads Queensland
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. late

What is the recipe for Walking? Designing the built environment case study Perth

Abstract Remit

There is considerable evidence to show that the built environment is strongly correlated with levels of walking for transport. Moreover, its widely understood that walking is the most accessible form of physical activity, which can contribute to improved public health. However, significantly less is known regarding the relative influences of the built environment on walking for leisure. This paper begins with a discussion of physical activity and the health benefits of walking.

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Presenter: 
Ryan Falconer
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
Arup
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

How can a Council encourage walking? The Glen Eira experience

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The City of Glen Eira is located in Melbourne's south-east suburbs, about 7 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
It encompasses a total land area of about 38 square kilometres and is an established residential area that is continuing to attract housing development.

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Presenter: 
Matthew Harridge
Session or Keynote: 
Urban Design
Organisation or Business: 
O'Brien Traffic
Session slot: 
Mon p.m. early

Paving the Streets with Gold

Speaker Profile

Martin is Principal Transport Planner for Colin Buchanan consultancy.  His work covers a broad range of policy, research and design experience.  He has worked with professionals from a variety of disciplines to develop more holistic transport appraisal methods encompassing the wider economic, health, and environmental impacts of sustainable transport measures. 

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Presenter: 
Martin Wedderburn
Session or Keynote: 
Keynote
Organisation or Business: 
Colin Buchanan Consultancy

Upper Clutha walkway drawings

Upper Clutha walkway drawings - 3.7 Mb Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
Drawings related to the Upper Clutha walkway strategy, including current walkways.
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