Rethinking the design of streets and public space.
Hans Monderman has been one of the most significant influences on the
current debate about the design of streets and spaces in the UK. A traffic
engineer and road safety specialist from Northern Holland, he is celebrated
as the pioneer of shared space as a means to influence speed and driver
behaviour. Monderman has been the inspiration behind scores of towns and
villages which work without road markings, traffic signs, signals, kerbs,
barriers and bollards. Most engineers, when faced with a problem, try to
add something. He says 'My instinct has always been to take
something away'. Following a short introduction by Rob Cowan, Hans explains his approach, work and experiences.
Copyright: Esther Kurland. Director.
Urban Design London
A joint Urban Design Group and Urban Design London presentation