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Cross Town. Traffic! Ben Hamilton-Baille & Robery Huxford

50 years after the publication Traffic in

Towns warned of the need to tame the tyranny of the motor car in urban

areas, UK designers are finally beginning to rethink the strategies of traffic control.


In 2013 the Cheshire town of Poynton completed a scheme to transform its

central streets by re-engineering how the large volume of traffic moved

through it. Its success has been described as a 'game changer' and as a beacon for

other towns and cities looking to regenerate the places where there is a

need to rebalance the needs of people and vehicles.


The evening is a chance to explore how this works. It will begin with a showing of the video Poynton Regenerated which

will be followed by a panel discussion examining the issues raised by the

scheme. The panel will include Ben Hamilton-Baillie an urban movement specialist who was lead designer for the Poynton scheme and Robert Huxford, Director of the Urban Design Group.


This event took place on 19 March 2014.