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Streets: Chippendale, Sydney


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Introduction

The inner city suburb of Chippendale is an example of a street environment that encourages walking and cycling. Careful planning and management of the public domain, and notable attention to detail, particularly with regard to traffic calming measures, has created a highly pedestrianised and community-friendly neighbourhood island amidst busy arterial roads and major land uses.

This pedestrian-friendly outcome has been achieved partially through the use of conventional traffic management techniques, but also by considering the broader issue of the liveability of the area. Preservation of the grid street layout and laneways provides a connected and legible street network that maximises convenience for pedestrians. Through intensive management, the volume and speed of traffic is kept low on the thoroughfares where traffic is still allowed.

It is an example of the modern evolution towards holistic public domain planning and creation of an 'urban village'. It is also a good example of how older, established urban areas can be retro-fitted with features that increase safety and convenience for pedestrians and cyclists, improve the area's sense of place, enable greater community interaction, and encourage active living.

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