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Local Design

Local Design deals with producing options of urban forms and travel networks at scales of a neighbourhood for testing its application to the case study areas. Examples of urban form include: 'pods' (single-use development branching off the distributor road network); open cells; closed cells; and linear development along transport corridors. Transport networks include grid and cul-de-sacs layouts.

Options will be tested by a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, including levels of accessibility.

Schematic representation of local design options


Examples of neighbourhood layouts

[a] A traditional suburb on a grid network with mixed-use development and high permeability for pedestrians and cyclists

[b] A contemporary single-use suburb with cul-de-sacs to avoid through traffic and distributor roads to facilitate car use

The Martin Centre, University of Cambridge Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London Transport Operations Research Group, Newcastle University