Shared space: is it evidence based?

University of the West of England (UWE): Simon Moody and Steve Meliarochester USA shared space

Shared space – research, policy and problems

Publication date: 2012
Ranking: essential

The authors’ introduction states:
“Shared space is an approach to street design which minimises demarcations between vehicles and pedestrians. It has become particularly influential in the UK, where a comprehensive study of shared space schemes has informed recently published national guidance to local highway authorities. This paper critically examines the claim made in the guidance that it is ‘evidence based’.

They conclude “…that some of the claims made on behalf of shared space have overstated the available evidence, and that caution is needed in implementing shared space schemes, particularly in environments of high traffic flows.”

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