Research and analysis

Townscape improvements and pedestrianisation

Suggested assessment practices of how people value improvements to townscapes and pedestrianisation.

Documents

Valuation of townscapes and pedestrianisation final report

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Survey approach technical note

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Details

This study suggests practices for assessing schemes where the benefits of pedestrianisation or townscape improvements have been a significant part of the business case.

The objectives of the study were to explore potential approaches to valuation by:

  • reviewing the relevant literature;
  • assessing the possible approaches to valuation of townscape and pedestrianisation,
  • a willingness-to-pay pilot study, to test the feasibility of the preferred valuation technique

The Department for Transport has not included this study in WebTAG as it is not:

  • robust
  • generalised enough for direct application in the appraisal process.

Local authorities can, however, choose to apply the method outlined for use on a case by case basis.

Published 26 February 2013