Tom Grey and Emma Siddall, with contributions from Eoghan O’Shea; TrinityHaus, (Trinity College, Dublin).
Shared Space, Shared Surfaces and Home Zones from a Universal Design Approach for the Urban Environment in Ireland
Publication date: 2012
The research was undertaken by TrinityHaus (Trinity College Dublin), on behalf of the National Disability Authority’s (NDA) Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD).
The aim of the research was to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in a discussion about Shared Spaces, Shared Surfaces and Home Zones in the Irish context.
It’s findings highlighted the lack of awareness of shared space concepts in Ireland; support for the concept if it improved usability of urban areas, but concern about the lack of delineation between traffic and pedestrians; the desire to adopt universal design principles for all shared space projects in the context of evidence based guidelines. Maintenance, management and enforcement were also raised as key issues to address.
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