Guidelines for implementers - People-friendly streets and public spaces

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Reading the guideline requires less than one hour. Full application requires a year or more.

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Guidance document / Manual

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This 16-page guideline presents practical advice for urban practitioners intending to create people-friendly streets and public spaces. It introduces the underlying concepts and explains the benefits and costs of related measures.


The document also provides a checklist to determine the overall suitability of efforts to create people-friendly spaces in terms of city size, costs, implementation time, stakeholders involved and undesirable secondary effects.

The sections on users, target groups and stakeholders who should be involved in related measures, and its guidance on “pre-assessing costs and benefits” are particularly useful.

References to specific methods and approaches such as the Living Streets, Pedestrian Audit, the Pedestrian Environment Review System or the Pedestrian Quality Needs Project are included.

Five pages are dedicated to the implementation of tangible measures under the heading “From plan to reality”, presenting practical advice on political commitment, budget frameworks, external support, barriers, success factors and considerations regarding measure evaluation. The guidelines conclude with useful references to further information and related organisations.


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