Guidance

Using shared space to improve high streets for pedestrians (LTN 1/11)

Shared space encourages better driving practices in order to improve streets so pedestrians can walk around more freely.

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LTN 1/11 shared space

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LTN 1/11 shared space

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LTN 1/11 shared space

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Pedestrian discussion guide

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Discussion guide for visually impaired participants using a guide dog

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Discussion guide for visually impaired participants (non guide-dog users)

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Discussion guide for mobility impaired participants

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Discussion guide for participants with learning difficulties

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Recruitment questionnaire for accompanied journeys

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Recruitment questionnaire for followed journeys with disabled users

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Discussion guide for participants with hearing loss

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Questionnaire for accompanied journeys with disabled users

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Drivers discussion guide

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Shared space operational assessment

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Shared space qualitative research

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Shared space is a design approach that seeks to change the way streets operate by reducing the dominance of motor vehicles, primarily through lower speeds and encouraging drivers to behave more accommodatingly towards pedestrians.

In the UK, shared space is usually applied to links and minor junctions with the aim of allowing pedestrians to move more freely within the space. This local transport note focuses on high street environments, but many of its principles will apply to other types of shared space.

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Published 20 October 2011