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Villages and Rural Traffic
Category: Publication

This handbook aims to summarise latest best practice and experience from rural communities attempting to engage positively with their highway authorities to tackle the impact of traffic and speed in rural areas. It extends the pri... [MORE]

Interview with Ben Hamilton-Baillie
Category: Media Articles

An interview concerning the future of street design and shared space, published in Norway following a series of training workshops in Oslo.Link to article here... [MORE]

Sharing the road means vibrant urban spaces
Category: Media Articles

Recent article on the economic and traffic potential of shared space. Published in the Hartford Courant in the USA.Download here... [MORE]

Risk Theory Handbook
Category: Publication

Managing transport risks: what works?"What does a transport safety regulator have in common with a shaman conducting a rain dance? They both have an inflated opinion of the effectiveness of their interventions in the function... [MORE]

Shared space at Bristol Temple Meads
Category: Radio & Television

In preparation for the Washington Auto Safety Conference, Jeremy Anwyl, Chief Executive of Edmunds.com, travelled to Bristol to speak with Ben Hamilton-Baillie at Bristol Temple Meads.View the You Tube clip here... [MORE]

Ashford - The background, precedence and significance of Ashford as shared space
Category: Radio & Television

This 28 minute film clip recorded by RUDI at a seminar to review the Ashford scheme in July 2010, illustrates the background and relevance of the Ashford scheme to the future relationship of traffic and civic activity in towns. Be... [MORE]

Exhibition Road update
Category: Media Articles

LGN reports on the transformation taking place in street design, heralded by the Ashford ringroad scheme and by Exhibition Road, London, currently under construction.... [MORE]

Do we really need traffic lights?
Category: Radio & Television

Ben Hamilton-Baillie interviewed on Fox Business Network via satellite link, on the removal of traffic signals and other expensive items of street clutter. Item No. 2Click here to re-play interview... [MORE]

Review of Hamilton-Baillie Associates and the Ashford scheme
Category: Media Articles

Transport Times publishes an annual review of transport consultants. The 2010 edition features a profile of Hamilton-Baillie Associates, and their work with Whitelaw Turkington and others at Ashford in Kent.Download the pdf here... [MORE]

The Space Between Buildings
Category: Radio & Television

The Space Between Buildings is a 24-minute documentary film by Annabel Slater and Roshan Samarasinghe about the current state of our urban landscape, how it has affected our lives, and how it could change in the future. This film,... [MORE]

Are we safer when hazards are removed and risk minimised?
Category: Media Articles

Ben Hamilton-Baillie introduces the relevance of shared space and risk compensation theory. ... [MORE]

Shared Space: Reconciling People, Places and Traffic
Category: Publication

This peer reviewed article, published in Built Environment (Alexandrine Press), details the development of shared space principles, reviews recent developments in mainland europe and in the UK, and considers the wider implications... [MORE]

Towards Shared Space
Category: Publication

This peer-reviewed paper was published in Summer 2008, and outlines the background and principles behind shared space, describing some of the significant examples in the UK and mainland Europe. Special emphasis is given to explori... [MORE]

Challenging Assumptions
Category: Publication

This polemic for Urban Design Quarterly questions some of the familiar features of urban streets and ponders whether the clutter of signs, markings, barriers and signals are really necessary. It concludes with some simple, cost-sa... [MORE]

Crossing the Road in Britain, 1931-1976
Category: Publication

This excellent study of the mundane, but essential, act of crossing the road reads like a social and political history of Britain in the 20th centruy! Where did all those panda, puffin, pelican and pegasus crssings come from, and... [MORE]

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