Position Papers
Department for Transport
Department for Transport (UK)
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Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Europe (EU)
United Kingdom

Home Zones: Challenging the future of our streets

Home Zones are a relatively new concept in the UK. They aim to extend the benefits of slow traffic speeds within residential areas and give greater priority to non-motorised users. Importantly, they use design to limit vehicles to very low speeds, well below 20mph. The aim is to improve the quality of life in residential roads by making them places for people, instead of just being thoroughfares for vehicles. This should encourage people to use streets in different ways. Drivers should feel that the car is a guest in the street. This document disseminates good practice in Home Zone design and scheme development, drawing particularly on the experience gathered from the Home Zones Challenge.