Shared Space Local Transport Note published by Department for Transport

  • Motorists decde whether or not to share - eye contact is not significant
  • the willingness of a motorist to give way to others decreases with increasing speed, and falling away particularly after around 17 mph
  • the appearance of the environs is critical to influencing drivers speed and willingness to share

http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/ltn-01-11