Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Living Streets annual supporters’ conference
Loads of interesting updates, information and resources at the Living Streets Annual Supporters’ Conference in Waterloo last Saturday. Here’s a link which gives access to the presentations, including one from Professor Peter Jones from UCL, whose talk was entitled “From urban roads to living streets.” Particularly fascinating was the material which will feature in the upcoming report of the Roads Task Force, set up by the Mayor of London, and due to be published in July. This recognizes that a street has many different uses, which includes: moving, living, functioning, protecting, sustaining and unlocking. In other words, a street doesn’t just exist to facilitate the rapid movement of motorised traffic from A to B. The snips show a couple of the slides, and the rest are available via the link above.