Lorne Street Shared Spaces

| August 19, 2011

Lorne Street introduces the exciting concept of shared space and aims to create a multifunctional, vibrant open space destination.

A major characteristic of a street designed to this philosophy is the absence of traditional road markings, signs, traffic signals and the distinction between road and pavement. User behaviour becomes influenced and controlled by natural human interactions rather than by artificial regulation.

Urban planners have long been grappling with the conflict between vehicle and pedestrian but their segregation, which drove the creation of raised roadways, underground car parks and pedestrian shopping centres in the 1960s, has given way more recently to the concept of “shared spaces”.

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