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Legibility

Howard Street at night

Development must contribute towards legibility, so that people can orientate themselves easily, navigate around and ultimately feel safe within the city.

Good legibility contributes towards creating a sustainable city through encouraging and facilitating walking and cycling; which helps to reduce carbon emissions associated with other modes of transport.

Information point at Sheffield station

Design considerations

  • Make sure that the layout is easy to understand and to navigate around.
  • Retain important views and landmarks.
  • Utilise natural desire lines and incorporating them into the design.
  • Maximise opportunities to create new landmarks.
  • Express the function of buildings through the design, detailing and quality of materials.

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