Manual for Streets 3: Designing Parking
Photo: St Andrews, Bromley-by-Bow Townshend Landscape Architects
This second event in the Manual for Streets 3 Series focuses on the design of parking, looking at the advantages and disadvantages of different types of design, including on-street, curtilage, garage, rear parking courts, parking barns, undercrofts, plus car sharing and car-free development.
Over 50 percent of the land area in a new development can be devoted to vehicle movement and parking. Additional land can be neutralised by the need to deal with the run-off. It can be children who are the one’s who lose out: not only having lost freedom to use streets, but losing what would have been back gardens to parking areas.
Parking standards still in use by many local authorities still require minimum provision irrespective of the location of the development or the availability of alternative modes of transport and ease of access to local facilities.
This event is an opportunity to take a critical look at how we design parking and the way in which we make the most of the limited land available, balancing competing needs for space.
Christopher Martin UDG Treasurer | Urban Movement Co-founding Director
CAR PARKING: A LOCAL AUTHORITY PERSPECTIVE
Paul Sallin Uttlesford District Council, Principal Urban Designer
Paul is an urban designer with extensive experience in Essex, and most recently at Uttlesford and Thurrock Councils
- stakeholder perspectives (members, case officers, developers, consultants and secure by design)
- parking ratios, sizes and the impact on place-making
- lessons from common types of parking (e.g. on-plot, rear courtyard and on-street)
PARKING: COSTS + OPPORTUNITIES
Amanda Reynolds AR Urbanism Founding Director
Amanda is a past chair of the Urban Design Group and is currently working to repair the damage done to so many smaller towns by large areas of land being devoted to surface level car parks.
SPACE TO PARK
Bob White Civil Engineer, Independent Consultant
Bob is a civil engineer with many years practical experience. He was a principle author of Space to Park, and will be referring to extensive post occupation surveys of residents in new housing development
PARKING REDUCTION STRATEGIES
Jon Little Bespoke Transport Consulting
|00:01:00||Christopher Martin PARKING vs PLACE|
|00:06:58||Amanda Reynolds PARKING: COSTS + OPPORTUNITIES|
|00:19:26||Bob White SPACE TO PARK|
|00:37:08||Paul Sallin A LOCAL AUTHORITY PERSPECTIVE|
|00:55:19||Jon Little PARKING REDUCTION STRATEGIES|
|01:10:38||Questions and discussion|