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Designing for active urban travel.

There always seems to be a innovation in street design, often based in exciting new technology. However, the basics are often forgotten and in reality, it’s the clever use and deployment of civil engineering elements, concrete, asphalt and landscaping which can actually transform a place from a hostile road to a welcoming street. Our ‘Making Streets Better’ series aims to help you with the basics. If you want to have a more detailed introduction for your team, we can arrange training, just contact us for more information and prices.


The Joy Of Kerbs – V1

This guide gives you the essential background to the the basics, kerb types and materials; how kerbs can help us deliver walking and cycling schemes; how kerbs should be installed and how we can use kerbs creatively. It also looks at some missing elements which would make it much easier to deliver street improvements for active travel.


A Guide To Filtered Permeability – V2

This guide gives the essential insight into the traffic management technique of filtering traffic from streets together with the legal, practical and design considerations of this powerful way of reclaiming streets for walking, cycling and above all, for people.


Clutter Buster – Draft

This guide gives you the background on how street clutter can be minimised and how to deal with streets which have too much ‘stuff’ in them. Released as a draft for the next few weeks and we’d love you feedback.