Evaluation and implementation of Shared Spaces in NSW
To support Transport for NSW (Transport) vision to “create vibrant, productive, liveable and sustainable places that support community health, safety and wellbeing”, Transport partnered with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on this research.
The research was designed to develop a clear understanding of existing literature, standards, legislation and guidelines related to the design and implementation of shared spaces in a local and global context.
This research used case studies of shared space implementation in both Australia and globally.
It helps to understand shared space best practice and define the relationship between design parameters and performance metrics.
Both are key to determining the factors that lead to successful shared space implementations.
The final report from this research found:
- the shared space design concept is one tool that can be used to form successful places across the community
- a spectrum of intervention and design options are available to transport professionals to achieve a shared space within the road network
- defining relationships between design parameters and performance metrics, are key to determine the factors that lead to successful shared space implementations
- current guidelines, standards and practical processes limit the application of novel shared space solutions as well as other traditional solutions that value place over movement.
Evaluation and Implementation of Shared Spaces in NSW Report
The report outlines the findings of this research that aims to re-establish the definition and understanding of shared space designs.
This will provide transport practitioners additional options to define successful places.
The focus of this report was to understand this concept and determine how shared spaces can support and enhance the development of “successful places”, a key strategic priority.
This research was recently presented at the National Roads & Traffic Expo, which was held on the 18-19 May 2022 at the International Convention Centre. The presentation slides are provided below.