A good city is designed around people, not cars. To design a decent and fair city certain things will have to be considered, actioned and implemented. Ultimately space is limited, and the discussion should be about how this finite space is carved up.
Activities that create a better healthier lifestyle such as walking and cycling must be allocated the fair space that they deserve. Activities that suck money out of local economies such as heavy car use for short distances must be discouraged by devoting less space to it. All in all, this makes a better city for everyone – whether you are about to travel it on foot, on bike or by car. We have charted the journey and listed the six building blocks that are required to make a transport transition possible, and bring about modal shift for a thriving local economy, happier healthier residents and visitors, and a better cleaner city environment.
Part 1 Road diet – space for cycling
Keywords: citywide plan is needed, cabinet and city councillors, policy implications, car parking policy, city centre bus route rationalisation, question the doctrine of traffic flow (modelling), transport transition debate, car restraint
Part 2 Space definition
Part 3 Neighbourhood zones
Part 4 Safe junctions and crossings
Part 5 Traffic speed management