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2 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

3 Kensington High Street Challenging convention Why change? What did we do differently Would we do it again?

4 Effective accident reduction measures?

5 Establish priority and segregate (c) Ben Hamilton-Baillie

6 Impact on the public realm of a more is more approach fussy paving street clutter road marking coloured surfacing

7 Ground rules for Kensington High Street simplicity consistency quality clutter-free

8 Rectilinear kerb line

9 Simplified junctions afterbefore

10 Low-maintenance street furniture

11 Attention to detail

12 Guardrailing removed…

13 ... even on staggered pedestrian crossings statutory regs met advice/ guidance/ practice rejected

14 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

15 Streetscape policy

16 Manual for Streets – place & movement

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