Street design, streetscape and traffic calming
What is the training about
This training module shows how street design could better serve to create liveable streets. It intends to show that street design can contribute to balancing street uses to provide a more equitable distribution of space for all their users (pedestrians, cyclists, public transport, cars and trucks but also those who use the street for purposes other than transport, such as shopping and socialising; and with a focus on vulnerable road users like children, parents with children, youngsters or older people). read more
In general, street design deals with dimensions and standards. However, this training module is not meant to give an “apply anywhere and anyhow dimension recipe”, but rather to give some basic principles to follow when designing a street. This training module argues that the emergence of cars changed dramatically both the conception and the perception of our living environments and consequently our behaviour in them. Following to the rational standards imposed by the motorised traffic, the streets of our cities fail to respond to our living needs and expectations and to meet sustainability criteria. Thus module 5 is structured around three aspects:
- the impact of the car on the conception of street space,
- how the conception and perception of streetscape was affected by motorized traffic and
- how alternatives can render our streets into more sustainable and pleasant environments.
Octavia Stepan, The Association for Urban Transition - ATU
Qualification: Octavia is an urban planner and designer specialised in sustainable mobility. Within ATU Octavia is both project manager and technical trainer. read more
Besides her involvement on behalf of ATU in projects like Active Access, Eltis plus, Active Travel Network and Advance, Octavia is also professor assistant at the University of Architecture and Urban Planning Ion Mincu, Bucharest, Department of urban design and landscape architecture. In this position she is in charge of different lectures and practical training. She is also carrying out a PhD researching approaching urban design and sustainable mobility in an integrated manner (title “Mobility and urban image”). close
Irina Rotaru, The Association for Urban Transition - ATU
Qualification: Irina Rotaru is a MSc urban planner and designer specialised in sustainable mobility, field in which she works as consultant for ATU. read more
Irina has been involved in many European projects like Active Travel Network or Eltis. She has 3 years of experience as public servant in the National central administration. She has also a pedagogical certificate and is occasionally invited by the University of Bucharest to keep lectures about urban management and sustainable administration and development of cities. She is currently writing articles on architecture, design, urban planning and sustainable mobility and has been part of the organisation team for various professional events in those areas. close
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