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Local Transport Note on Shared Space

20 October 2011

The Local Transport Note on Shared Space has been developed to assist local authorities who want to put in place well-designed shared space schemes. The guidance places particular emphasis on engagement with the local community and on inclusive design, where the needs of a diverse range of people - including people with disabilities - are properly considered at all stages of the design development process.

In conventional streets, behaviour is governed by highway infrastructure such as traffic signs, road markings and other street furniture. In streets with shared space much of this infrastructure is removed so it is important that schemes are well designed and can be easily used.

The Local Transport Note on Shared Space has been developed to assist local authorities who want to put in place well-designed shared space schemes. The guidance places particular emphasis on engagement with the local community and on inclusive design, where the needs of a diverse range of people - including people with disabilities - are properly considered at all stages of the design development process.
 

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