Presentation on theme: "Safer Streets: road safety, good practice and knowledge sharing Kensington High Street Challenging convention Mahmood Siddiqi Bi-Borough Director for."— Presentation transcript:
Safer Streets: road safety, good practice and knowledge sharing Kensington High Street Challenging convention Mahmood Siddiqi Bi-Borough Director for Transport and Highways Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Kensington High Street Challenging convention Why change? What did we do differently Would we do it again?
Effective accident reduction measures?
Establish priority and segregate (c) Ben Hamilton-Baillie
Impact on the public realm of a more is more approach fussy paving street clutter road marking coloured surfacing
Ground rules for Kensington High Street simplicity consistency quality clutter-free
Rectilinear kerb line
Simplified junctions afterbefore
Low-maintenance street furniture
Attention to detail
... even on staggered pedestrian crossings statutory regs met advice/ guidance/ practice rejected
Accidents Casualties went down at a faster rate than the rest of the borough Before: average annual rate between March 98 and February 2001 After: average annual rate between September 2003 and March 2005 Drop in casualties before and after scheme PedestrianCyclistsMotorcylesAll % London RBKC KHS