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Letters to the editor: Issue 587 10 Jan 2012

Shared space shouldn’t be the default option for street design

Steve Melia, Senior lecturer, Centre for Transport & Society, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16

I am writing in response to the letter by Stuart Reid of MVA Consultancy (LTT 16 Dec 11) concerning my article and the study of shared space, which I co-authored with Simon Moody (LTT 02 Dec 11).

I should first explain the division of labour in those articles. The research in Ashford was conducted by Simon. The critique of MVA’s research, the DfT’s Local Transport Note, and the more ‘political’ opinions in the LTT article were mainly mine.

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