Why should we provide passenger shelters?
Passenger shelters are available for users of public transport. This forms part of a broader strategy to reduce the use of individual vehicles in cities. The provision of high quality shelters is one way of encouraging people to use buses to a greater extent. But what makes a good bus shelter?
How can public spaces be designed to help PRM?
Public spaces and their facilities are communal assets. They must be accessible to all users, whatever their travel constraints. For persons with reduced mobility (PRM) this means being able to move freely from one place to another and to access all services offered by the community.
Practical guide to fitting out rest areas.
The designs and layouts of rest areas often present problems for local authorities and motorway managers. Rest areas must be able to meet the needs of each individual. View our guide to designing convenient rest areas.
Urban redevelopment in ski resorts
Watching the tourists hit the slopes, you'd almost forget that the mountains are in fact a fairly hostile environment. Snow, the enemy of high-altitude livestock farmers, has become the source of a wide range of leisure activities. Urban redevelopment in ski resorts has been a long and bumpy road, one which is always facing new challenges.
Collection method: voluntary drop-off
Voluntary drop-off, what is it? Why and how should we implement it? We will take a look at the definition, the regulations and a few examples in order to better understand this new collection method and to anticipate its deployment.
Travellers: local authorities’ obligations to accommodate them.
Towns with over 5,000 inhabitants must provide adequate accommodation for travelling people. How do we accommodate mobile populations while respecting the regulatory requirements?
How do you create a parking zone in a town?
The most important criteria for parking spaces are visibility and legibility. Which spaces are closest to the centre, or to pedestrian zones? What are the parking hours and rules? A number of pieces of street furniture can be used clearly indicate parking zones.
Public toilets: the lack of facilities in France
It can be difficult to get everyone to agree about toilets. Towns and cities regularly attempt this exercise, but it often provokes indignation and consternation from some residents. ‘Uritroitoirs’ in Paris, mobile urinals in Lyon...
What kind of shelters can be installed in a community?
Bicycle shelters, passenger shelters, bin shelters... Covered outdoor spaces protect people and equipment from the elements and improve user comfort. Which shelters are available and how should you choose one?
Which litter bins should local authorities choose?
Local authorities are responsible for managing waste collection and processing. Choosing the right litter bins for public spaces encourages good behaviour and selective sorting. How do you choose the right one?