Author: Tom Bailey

Newcastle firm secures investment to measure physical distancing

Newcastle based Streets Systems has secured investment from Innovate UK to deliver a research contract measuring physical distancing on streets and public spaces. The project will develop the firm’s existing capabilities to measure crowd density and the proximity of street users into a tool for managing public spaces through the Covid-19 Pandemic. In the first […]

Hit The Beach

The last few days have seen scenes of crowded beaches hit the news with allegations that some coastal communities are welcoming too many visitors.  It’s difficult to tell genuine problems from situations which may be OK with much depending on the lens used and field of view in press photography. Undeniably there is a need […]

Recent Projects

The first few months of this year seem like a lifetime away, but looking back we shifted up a gear and got involved with some amazing schemes around the UK.  Hopefully we’ll see these locations improve for walking and cycling in coming weeks. Manchester City Centre Princess Street Corridor (Arup) Ludgate Circus Junction Changes (City […]

Coping with Covid

As of this week Streets Systems are back to operating nationwide offering detailed level of service surveys for streets. We’ve never stopped working through the pandemic but have had a more local focus as we’ve taken the opportunity to extend and maintain permanent installations in our home city of Newcastle. Our first experience of physical […]

Smart Interventions for safer streets

Local authorities all over the UK are working on projects to adapt and repurpose space to create a better walking and cycling environment.  Pressure is coming top down from the national and devolved transport bodies but locally many have already implemented projects or begun drafting legal orders. Evidence is needed to assess the impact of […]