New guide shows how to make streets safe and friendly this summer.
Neighbourly people keen to improve the safety and friendliness of their community this summer can now follow expert advice, which is being piloted across England and Wales.
Sustrans, the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, has published its DIY Streets Pocket Guide to help residents combat a range of common problems including speeding traffic, rat-running, nuisance parking, crime and litter.
DIY Streets is being trialled in 11 communities where neighbours are planning how to change their street’s layout to tackle anti-social behaviour. Their level of success could see the project rolled out across the UK.
The pocket guide outlines successful ideas from other countries, such as installing plants and benches in the road to create natural chicanes which prompt drivers to slow down.
To download a copy of the guide, visit www.sustrans.org.uk/diystreets