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Streets for All Practical Case Studies: A summary

Increasingly, local authorities and others are recognising the benefits of improving the quality of streets for the people who use them. Benefits range from improvements to local economies and quality of life enhancements to encouraging more people to walk and cycle. Historic England (formerly English Heritage) has published regional Streets for All guides in conjunction with the Department for Transport, which give advice on the design of streets, from historic materials to traffic management.

There are encouraging signs that councils are taking steps to design better streets. But it is clear that more could be done. These case studies are intended to support the Streets for All guidance manuals by providing practical advice about small actions that can each make a difference to local streets, whether it is removing excessive numbers of poles by fixing lights to buildings, restoring historic surfaces or as part of re-design measures. The subjects are summarised here, and full details, with step-by-step instructions are available to download from this website.

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.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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