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Improve Your Street

Whether you're a concerned individual or a residents' group, a local authority or responsible for designing and maintaining highways, the practical advice in this section will help you to take the necessary steps to improve the streets around you. 
 
We have long campaigned for better recognition of the importance of streets and public spaces in the historic environment.

Over the last 50 years England's streets have been getting increasingly cluttered with a proliferation of traffic signs, bins, bollards, guard rails and other street furniture.

The result is streetscapes that are both unsightly and lack character.  There is often little sense of ownership or that anyone really cares about these public spaces.

We need co-ordinated action to reverse this decline. 

This section provides lots of useful  advice on what you can do, including a street audit, to help make our streets more attractive, distinctive and user-friendly for everyone. This section also contains advice for highways engineers and designers.

Streets for All consultation

We are now (September 2017) consulting on revised Streets for All guidance. See our guidance consultations webpage for more details.

The consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 9 November 2017.

 

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