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Urban streets: challenges and opportunities., in Better Streets for Better Cities: A Handbook for Active Street Planning, Design and Management - Chapter 1

Anciaes, Paulo; (2022) Urban streets: challenges and opportunities., in Better Streets for Better Cities: A Handbook for Active Street Planning, Design and Management - Chapter 1. MORE project: Multimodal Optimization of Roadspace in Europe: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Urban streets have multiple uses (for movement and 'place' activities), leading to tensions and conflicts. The allocation of street space also has broader consequences for the lives not only of street users, but also of people who live, work, shop, or visit the surrounding area. In fact, busy urban streets are where many strategic policy issues play out, at the economic, social, and environmental level. Roadspace allocation is not only a technical issue but also a political issue: it requires dialoguing with a wide range of stakeholders. It also depends on the priorities of policy-makers. These have been changing over the years. In many European cities there is now an increased priority to non-motorised modes and on the use of streets as social spaces. The COVID-19 crisis has amplified these challenges and but also the opportunities for more radical allocation of street space in cities.

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Title: Urban streets: challenges and opportunities., in Better Streets for Better Cities: A Handbook for Active Street Planning, Design and Management - Chapter 1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
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Keywords: streets, cities, street space allocation, street planning, street design, efficiency, equity
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10144316
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