Sustrans says residents feel safer with 'DIY Streets'
Sustrans, the sustainable transport group, is claiming success with DIY Streets, a cost effective alternative to the home zone scheme (Surveyor, 12 March).
The DIY Streets project aims to redesign areas around a similar concept to home zones, but at a fraction of the cost, and with community involvement. Most schemes cost less than £100,000 compared with £1m for a home zone.
Sustrans has run five pilot DIY Steets schemes, and evaluation shows they have significantly changed residents perceptions of road safety.
In one area there was a 67% reduction in those who felt the road area was unsafe for children, and in another there was a 55% reduction.
Visit the Sustrans website for more information or contact Liz Smith on 0117 9150213.
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