Sharing Spaces – Pedestrians, Cyclists and Vehicles

One idea that is gaining around the world is the idea of spaces being shared between pedestrians and wheeled vehicles.

If we are going to have a decent look at the Rangiora town centre (and Kaiapoi’s for that matter) we need to at least put this thinking into the mix.

I put a TIME article on this blog on 24 February 2008 (dig for it! or try clicking https://davidayers.wordpress.com/category/urban-design/page/2/)  and there is a Wikipedia piece in the page labelled Sharing Spaces in Our Towns on the right of your screen.

You can also go to www.youtube.com and type Dr Rodney Tolley into the search or go straight there at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy3KcC0jY-I and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN7xWBZ9Vc0 . They take about 10 minutes to listen to (it’s just him talking) – and to get the full import of what he is talking about, the second part is when he gets to the specific point about shared spaces in towns.  Rodney Tolley is from England and recently spoke in Christchurch.

Shared Space in New Road, Brighton, England

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