Walking and cycling to and from railway stations
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.
Christian Wolmar Journalist, Author, Railway Historian, Advocate
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
INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE
Emma Griffin London Living Streets
STATION DESIGN AND ACTIVE STREETS
Declan McCafferty Grimshaw, Partner
INITIATIVES AND PROGRESS AT KING'S CROSS
Toby Meadows Network Rail, Programme Manager
This event is run by London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group.