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By Urban Design Alliance, The Institution of Civil Engineers

Why are streets as they are?

Can they be larger controlled and upload extra to the standard of lifestyles in the event you use them, stay in them, or paintings in them?

This record appears to be like at activities had to increase our road setting over the 1st 25 years of the recent millennium. Proposals are:

* supply humans ownership
* swap administration techniques
* renew laws, rights and funding
* offer talents and services.

the purpose is to supply streets which are habitable, beautiful and relaxing areas, delivering a dramatic development to our caliber of lifestyles

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The cost of repairing leaks and collapses and other failures can often shift onto the community. P R O P O S A L S Proposal C4. A review of the economics and social impact of utilities maintenance “Local authorities appear powerless to prevent utility works spoiling the streetscape” T H E Problem Maintenance and installation by an ever-growing number of utilities can lead to disruption on streets, damage to the road and trees, and interference with other street activities. g. gas, electricity, telephone, cable TV) digs its own trench for its supply cable or pipe.

Introduce better controls over emergency openings. Where underground infrastructure is allowed to deteriorate, emergency repairs take over from planned maintenance. In 2002, utilities can make emergency openings with no formal requirement for advance notification. There is also concern about the proportion of emergency openings: the regulator should monitor this as one of the key measures of the infrastructure condition. The cost of repairing leaks and collapses and other failures can often shift onto the community.

P R O P O S A L S Using unchanged street standards and practices despite changes in technology, intensity of use and need T H E ■ This is a typical road on a modern residential estate. Integration with Best Value Elements of the Best Value process could be applied to the guidance framework. There are two elements to be challenged: 1. Challenging the need or purpose which a practice addresses 2. Challenging whether the practice is fit for purpose Dutch Evidence-Based traffic calming This highly efficient refuse collection system has the unwanted effect of blighting the street.

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