|#e.26942||Tuesday 5:30PM to 6:30PM
May 13, 2014
CM | 1.00
Tuesdays at APA-DC: The Community Streets program in Hounslow, London: A Community-Led Approach to Street Design
American Planning Association
Hounslow Council’s Community Streets program is funded by Transport for London and was launched in 2009. Modelled on a successful national pilot by the non-profit Sustrans, it brings together urban designers, traffic engineers, and engagement officers to work in collaboration with local communities, developing innovative measures to improve the streetscape. Objectives may include reducing traffic speeds, promoting sustainable travel, increasing the amount of space available for play, and creating a more livable and sociable environment. Having approved eight projects over the last four years, two of which have been completed, council officers are currently considering how the lessons learned so far can be applied to future Community Streets projects and to other transport programs.
Gareth James will present an overview of Hounslow’s Community Streets program, including case studies of two of the projects it has funded: Oriel Academy (an elementary school), and the residential neighborhood around Wigley Road in Feltham.