1. Ask politicians if they are willing to adopt a hierarchy of road users. If such a hierarchy was policy then decision making should improve. ..more info below
2. Ask politicans to have a design contest for St Mary St..Annual street conversion design contest - see http://www.worldcarfree.net/contest/ car free areas http://www.worldcarfree.net/projects/ links
3. Will they commission a street audit at the very least? http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/what_living_streets_do/cs_community_street_audits.php
4. Policy Briefing: Manual for Streets The Manual for Streets was launched by the government on 29 March 2007. It gives guidance on the way streets should be designed. Living Streets has broadly welcomed the Manual and its emphasis on the needs of pedestrians. Click on the pdf logo to read the full briefing. Policy Briefing: Manual for Streets PDF (56Kb) It introduces a user hierarchy where pedestrians are considered first in the design process
5. Will you put pedestrian crossings where people cross not several hundred yards away from the end of the street. Will you organise consultation with street audits?
6. Will you plan out pedestrian tunnels or underpasses ... tunnels - longer - for disabled and elderly .. dangerous for women especially and lead to young people and others trying to cross above with out a crossing...remember our hierarchy...
7. Will you have training for transport planners as they continue to use same old designs time and time again for crossings which are designed to facilitate CAR traffic FLOW. At UHW a new crossing has been installed on a narrow stretch if road which has a 'pen' in the middle! to make crossing longer and more difficult.. but watch people walk round it! HIERARCHY!!!
8. How much has been spent on making pavements disabled friendly and including dropped kerbs? When will Cardiff pavements be disabled friendly by? (hierarchies) Per ward figures even better and excluding improvements to underpasses/tunnels which should be eliminated.
9. When will the promised decriminalisation of traffic offences happen?
10. When are the council going to enforce measues to stop PAVEMENT Parking?
Still too many accidents which involve pedestrians - old people and children in particular. Not good enough to say accidents are falling as less people are pedestrians than EVER before especially children because our streets are too dangerous!! People are trapped in there homes which affects their mental health, play for children, obesity ... see for accidents and stats http://inconsiderateparking.blogspot.com/
1. What is a Transport Hierarchy?
A hierarchy helps planners decide who has priority when the interests of users of the various different transport modes conflict.
Designing cities around people, not cars
The City of
The order of priority is:
2. People with mobility problems
4. Public transport users (includes bus,
coach, water, taxi and rail
6. Commercial or business users
(includes deliveries and heavy goods
7. Carborne shoppers and visitors)
8. Carborne commuters
Another example here http://cuttingyourcaruse.co.uk/index.htm
Pedestrians & wheelchair users
Mobility impaired cyclists
Pedal cyclists & human powered vehicles including electric bikes
Public transport users (bus, rail, coach, tram & taxis)
People with mobility problems using motorised modes
Zero emission motor vehicles
Mopeds and scooters
Private-hire coach borne visitors
High vehicle occupancy cars with 3+ people
Short-stay car borne shoppers
Car borne commuters, visitors, escort and leisure trips
HGVs over 7.5 tonnes
Air borne traffic