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Planning Sustainability Toolkit: Pedestrian movement

Sheffield seeks to promote walking and make the experience safe, attractive and convenient; and requires the protection of existing routes and the provision of new pedestrian links to facilitate the strategic pedestrian network.

Walking is the most sustainable form of travel; helping to reduce congestion and pollution, promote social inclusion and community development.


Design considerations

Ensure that the development forms part of a network of good quality and safe pedestrian links linking to the surrounding neighbourhood and to public transport.

  • Make sure pathways are direct and connect to where people will want to go.
  • Avoid segregated pathways with no surveillance.
  • Minimise street clutter and obstructions.
  • Offer good visual connections and where possible choice.
  • Ensure that road crossings are pedestrian friendly and do not require long detours.
  • Design road layouts to keep traffic speeds slow.
  • Modified: Sep 30, 2014 9:00:22 AM