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Shared space is old hat

Shared space is old hat, why is it now so contentious? Since the early 80s designers and engineers have been building successful shared spaces on streets in London. It is being hailed as the latest traffic calming idea from Europe and is now being contested as being unsafe for vulnerable pedestrians. 

Join Tim Long,  in Conversation as he explores just where shared space has proven to be successful and offers how it can benefit all users.  Tim Long is a Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, and Town Planner who works designing innovative street layouts for walkers and cyclists.  He designed a Cycle Network for Winchester, cycle routes for Sustrans, built Safer Routes to Schools for North Wiltshire District Council and currently works for the London Borough of Camden for the Clear Zone Partnership.  He is currently building a shared space on the edge of Covent Garden. 

The Conversation will take place from 5.30 - 7.30pm on Thursday 23 April at the Royal Commonwealth Club in central London.

Rethinking Cities launched the Conversations three years ago, and we are delighted to have Tim Long to engage us in this topical debate - why not join him by registering following the link below.

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Date added: 22 March 2009

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