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Andreas Markides' Presidential blog
Streets of the Future
04 July 2017
I was delighted to have been asked to chair the morning session of the
Streets for the Future Conference
which was held at Britannia Walk on the 4th July. Under the guidance of Andrew Hugill, CIHT Director of Policy and Technical Affairs, the Institution has been central to the debate about the form and character that our streetscape should take. This topic is of course also relevant to my Presidential theme of Creating Better Places. It was encouraging to hear the exciting work taking place from this subject around the country and Europe!
Did you know…
Eddington is the University of Cambridge’s ‘’exemplary sustainable community’’ on the NW edge of the city. When fully developed by 2027, it will provide 3,000 homes and 2,000 student bedrooms.
The greenest aspect of Eddington is that car travel(and even owning a car) is strongly discouraged. Every new resident has a meeting with a travel planner who advises on alternatives to driving.
There is only one parking space for every four or five flats reserved for university staff, who will occupy half the 3,000 homes. Renting a parking space costs £85/month and only a handful of the first hundred residents have so far bought a car.
Even the luxury homes have no driveways and visitors arriving by car will have to pay for parking if they stay more than 90 minutes. A total of 12,000 bike spaces will be provided for a development of 8,500 residents.
Source: The Times, SEPT 2017
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