Many of our spaces will work just fine if not better without spending lots of money on mesures that assume the walking nor the driving citizen is incapable of acting sensibly at all. We know from lots of great examples that the blurred perception – achieved through no guard rails – of who owns the street results in better behaviour, less speed, less noise and a shared freedom of movement between all moving around. And it will safe so much money!
Get rid of all the guard railing and the regs. and narrow safty audit contexts that result in significant restiction of the basic right that is the freedom of movement. Reintroduce common sense, follow best practise and safe millions if not billions of pounds between now and the next election. Imagine Places without guard railings!