Launch of research on shared spaces
"Shared Space, Shared Surfaces and Home Zones from a Universal Design Approach for the Urban Environment in Ireland" explores contemporary national and international practices and thinking on Shared Spaces, Shared Surfaces and Home Zones and to investigate these concepts from a Universal Design approach in the Irish urban environment.
This research was undertaken by TrinityHaus (Trinity College Dublin), on behalf of the National Disability Authority’s (NDA) Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) in 2012. This report sets out key evidence based findings and provides key recommendations in relation to the implementation of Shared Spaces, Shared Surfaces and Home Zones in Ireland.
The research findings have been organised under these seven headings and are detailed further in chapter 12 of the full report.The research findings have been organised under these seven headings and are detailed further in chapter 12 of the full report.
The 7 themes explored in-depth are:
- Evidence Base Decision Making
- Legislation, design guidelines and enforcement
- Education, Awareness and training
- Consultation and planning
- Design and appropriate locations
- Economic Implications
- Maintenance, management, durability and sustainability
The Shared Space report is available for free download here.