Temporary trial of co-designed street improvements at Valentine Primary School, Southampton (Part 4/4)
The ‘Street Kit’ was left in place on the verges and in front of the school for 14 weeks to enable the effects to be experienced over a period of time with local residents watering the plants in the ‘street kit’. Despite concerns, all the pieces remained in place undamaged, and more children used the painted crossing and lollipop person rather than crossing elsewhere along the road. Before the kit was removed a survey was undertaken revealing that 95% of parents and residents would like to see the measures made permanent and 72% felt they had made the streets a lot more child friendly. As a result the new designs are to be implemented as soon as possible.