Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bike Futures: Lessons from Copenhagen

  • mainstream cycling - everyday cycling for everybody
  • physically separated paths are the best way to get more people cycling and to overcome the sense of unsafety many people feel about sharing the road with fast moving cars
  • work on both hard and soft (culture,behaviour) infrastructure
  • build the network - resolve weak links
  • use data, counts of people - not cars - to analyse how road space is being used
  • use pilots/trials eg 'Saturday Streets' - give people the experience (showed New Yor example where they had just used planter boxes and tables and chairs)
  • use visualisations rather than plans so people can see the imagined future
  • build on the values of your city
  • reduce car speed, bike speeds can go up
  • favour on road treatments, to off road - as part of enlivening cities
  • make small interventions where you can. Be responsive and fix easily fixable problems

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Seaford Life Saving Club

The building cost $1.7m which and was commissioned by the Frankston City Council through a design competition.

The architects wre Robert Simeoni Pty Ltd.

The beautiful view is framed by the entrance.

The toilets are to the left of this picture.

To see beautiful pictures of the building go to

Seaford Life Saving Club

The cafe from the beach. The cafe is leased by the Frankston Council.
There are ramps and paths to the beach.