We are committed to making Exhibition Road as safe and accessible as possible for all road users. In order to achieve this ambition, extensive research and hard work by expert traffic engineers has gone into the new street design.
As well as extensive modelling, we have studied and taken inspiration from similar urban design schemes from around the world. The Council has an active involvement in the following research projects:
- safety report on current conditions of Exhibition Road carried out by independent access consultant, David Bonnett Associates
- ongoing consultations with pedestrian, cycling and disability groups
- academic research, conducted by the University College London PAMELA test facility, into the delineation of space in single surface streetscape schemes
- Shared Space Corduroy Hazard Warning delineator: Testing in a Street Environment. Being carried out December 2010 and February 2011.
We are working with Imperial College to monitor the use of Exhibition Road and will continue to monitor road usage for up to two years after the scheme is implemented.