Bexleyheath Shared Space Scheme wins London Transport Award
We are delighted to announce that the Bexleyheath Town Centre Revitalisation scheme has been awarded first prize in the 2014 London Transport Awards, in the category 'Excellence in Walking and Public Health'. The £3.5 million project involved major improvements to the streetscape in this thriving outer London town centre, based largely on Shared Space principles.
PJA worked on the preliminary design of the scheme in a team with Choudhury Lichfield and Feria Urbanism, and was responsible for devising much of the original concept and all traffic modelling.
The project included major interventions to a number of locations throughout the town, including the removal of traffic signals and formal crossings at the Trinity Place and Mayplace Road West junctions, carrying around 20,000 and 14,000 vehicles per day respectively.
PJA was retained throughout the detailed design and implementation phases, ensuring that the quality and integrity of the scheme was maintained.
Despite initial concerns by some members of the public, the scheme is bedding in well. There have been no recorded collisions, delays for all modes have reduced and local businesses have declared themselves very satisfied with the outcome. The project has drawn the attention of several local authorities from around the UK, plus several parties of visitors from overseas.