The quality of shared driveways or accessways is also important as they are the entrance and welcoming point in many housing developments. They may also determine how well residents and visitors of all ages and abilities can access the front door. Poorly designed spaces can have a significant impact on the value, safety and overall perception of the development.
This section includes guidance on how to design a safe and attractive driveway, shared accessway, or lane - in particular how to design pedestrian-friendly, slow-speed environments.
Design features for all developments should include: