Isleworth, London

Shared streets are a feature of this development. It is proposed that they make a difference to the extent of space for children’s outdoor play; allowing them to play in the street more. The areas increase levels of contact between adults, creating a stronger sense of community and make it more likely; parents will feel happy about giving their children greater freedom to play outside the home.

Level carriageways, shared surfaces, visual and physical elements provided by greater areas of quality soft landscaping, all break up a vehicle drivers’ sight lines and reduce vehicle speed.