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SPATIAL METRO - A Network for Discovering the City on Foot (SPATIAL METRO)
Start date: Jun 29, 2003, End date: Jun 29, 2008 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Visitors are often put off spending time in cities they find difficult to navigate their way around. The objective of the SPATIAL METRO project is to provide a way of making cities and their component elements legible and navigable for visitors and local people. The 11.2M Euro project will adopt the metro style maps as the model for guiding pedestrian movement around cities. The diagrammatic plan will feature attractions, such as cathedrals, as stations. Groups of themed attractions will form routes eg the cultural circle line. The project, which is being led by the UKs Norwich council, will also use technology, audio and brail to make the citys arrival points a more welcoming experience as well as carrying out physical enhancement of the cities main attractions using eg ICT, paving and street furniture. The project will bring together, for the first time, spatial planning practitioners and academics from across NW Europe to address issues of making cities more intelligible. Achievements: Main conclusions were the benefits of taking a strategic and multi-layered approach to the issue of improving city centres for pedestrians. The workshop reports could all be of benefit to experts and are available through the website
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  • 2000 - 2006 North West Europe
  • Project on KEEP Platform
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