Walking and cycling to and from railway stations

Wednesday 16 June 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
Zoom

FREE

Getting to a railway station can be difficult. The railway line itself can act as a barrier, severing a community in half with limited connections including dingy tunnels, or poorly maintained and badly lit footbridges that can be no-go zones for women and elderly people. The streets that link to the station are often heavily trafficked, polluted and unattractive. Station forecourts are generally designed around the needs of taxis and car parking rather than passengers.

This event looks at best practice in providing high quality access to railway stations, aiming to provide passengers travelling on foot, by bicycle or bus, safe, comfortable, attractive and direct routes, that will help to make railway use a first choice over the use of a car.  

 

Chair

Jeremy Leach  London Living Streets

Speakers

WELCOME
Christopher Martin  UDG Treasurer | Urban Movement 

KEYNOTE
Christian Wolmar  Journalist, Author, Railway Historian, Advocate
Email Christian for a discounted and signed copy of his book, Cathedrals of Steam 

FOOTWAYS: MAPPING BETTER ROUTES TO STATIONS
Dr David Harrison  London Living Streets

WALKING AND CYCLING: STATE OF THE ART REVIEW
Dundee University Postgraduate Students
Harry Langdale | Connor McKinley | Yash Parker | Lucy Styles | Martin Walker | Gemma Watson
Covering the psychology of fear, natural surveillance, public lighting, electric bikes, overcoming hills, unbroken walking and cycling networks, streetspace reallocation

SUTTON COLDFIELD: MASTERPLAN FOR CONNECTION, A CASE STUDY
Richard Crutchley  Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

STATION DESIGN AND ACTIVE STREETS
Declan McCafferty  Grimshaw, Partner

INITIATIVES AND PROGRESS AT KING'S CROSS
Toby Meadows  Network Rail, Programme Manager

 

Presentations

00:00:00 Jeremy Leach  WELCOME
00:01:17 Christopher Martin  INTRODUCTION
00:04:23 Christian Wolmar  A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
00:12:25 Dr David Harrison  MAPPING BETTER ROUTES TO STATIONS
00:24:11 Lucy Styles  20 MINUTE NEIGHBOURHOODS
00:29:56 Yash Parker  CONTINUOUS NETWORKS
00:33:20 Gemma Watson  DESIGNING FOR THE CYCLING EXPERIENCE
00:38:44 Harry Langdale  ENABLING ACCESSIBILITY
00:42:06 Martin Walker  COMFORTABLE STREETS
00:45:14 Connor McKinley  SAFETY AND LIGHTING
00:49:51 Richard Crutchley  SUTTON COLDFIELD, MASTERPLAN FOR CONNECTION: A CASE STUDY
01:05:24 Declan McCafferty  STATION DESIGN AND ACTIVE STREETS
01:21:00 Toby Meadows  INITIATIVES AND PROGRESS AT KING’S CROSS

Dr David Harrison

Dundee University Postgraduate Students

Declan McCafferty

 

This event was run by London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group.