Overtaking lanes in public spaces?

We've all experienced it in public spaces such as shopping centres, airports, stations etc...you're in a rush but it's crowded and you're stuck behind people wandering along or moving slowly with piles of luggage or shopping.

According to a trial at Sheffield Meadowhall shopping centre maybe the answer is segregation or at least trying to remind people they are sharing a space with people who might have different needs.


The best bit...the idea wasn't from any clever design agency but a 10 year old!  See the full story and video on the ITV website (http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/story/2014-04-17/new-overtaking-lane-trialled-at-sheffield-shopping-centre/)

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DESIGN AND THE HUMAN FACTOR: Overtaking lanes in public spaces?

Friday, 25 April 2014

Overtaking lanes in public spaces?

We've all experienced it in public spaces such as shopping centres, airports, stations etc...you're in a rush but it's crowded and you're stuck behind people wandering along or moving slowly with piles of luggage or shopping.

According to a trial at Sheffield Meadowhall shopping centre maybe the answer is segregation or at least trying to remind people they are sharing a space with people who might have different needs.


The best bit...the idea wasn't from any clever design agency but a 10 year old!  See the full story and video on the ITV website (http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/story/2014-04-17/new-overtaking-lane-trialled-at-sheffield-shopping-centre/)

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