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Regular news: Issue 585 2 Dec 2011

Shared space guidance ‘flawed’ and Ashford scheme disliked, says study

The DfT’s new guidance on shared space street environments is based on flawed research and makes exaggerated claims about the benefits of the design, according to academics. They add that the flagship Ashford shared space scheme in Kent is actually disliked by many local people.

The comments come in a new paper by Simon Moody and Steve Melia from the University of the West of England’s Centre for Transport & Society.

Melia, who has authored this week’s Viewpoint,...

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