Streets as ecosystems

A New Approach: Streets as ecosystems

Until now, road space design tends to concentrate on single transport modes, user groups or stakeholders. This can neglect that urban roads are a central place in urban life. In line with the idea that city planning is about creating an attractive environment, MORE acknowledges the large variety of interactions road users might have, taking into account various purposes, such as moving, as well as shopping and socialising and recreational activities.

MORE mapped the needs of a wide range of users, such as motorists, cyclists, public transport operators and delivery services. It extends the group to residents, shopkeepers and businesses, as well as underground cables and tubes owners. Above street-level, it considers communication network operators and, in the future, drones. By acknowledging this wide variety of interests, MORE developed a new, innovative design concept for context-sensitive, dynamic streets.