Walking is a key form of transport, whether for an entire journey, or as part of a journey. Walking also serves an important leisure and health function, both for local communities and over wider areas. Increasing walking as a mode of transport also plays a key role in increasing the sustainability of transport of transport as a whole by: reducing energy use; emissions; and, reducing the pressure on infrastructure.
It is important that the entire walking network, particularly within the urban context, has a high level of connectivity, serves key points of demand such as shops, commercial and public facilities, and is safe both in terms of road safety and crime reduction. The walking network needs to cater for pedestrians of all ages and all levels of personal mobility.
TTRSA have experience in assessing and designing safe pedestrian routes and facilities, and in developing pedestrian strategies and can provide technical advice, support or undertake a range of services including:
- Assessing existing pedestrian routes and facilities to improve access and ensure compliance with both design standards and accessibility best practice;
- Assessing the potential for creating new pedestrian routes or facilities;
- Advising on pedestrian access and facilities as part of urban regeneration, urban design and Home Zone schemes;
- Advising on controlled and uncontrolled pedestrian facilities;
- Advising on leisure walking routes and health walk routes; and,
- Developing pedestrian or movement strategies both in standalone form and as part of land-use plans.