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BetaStreets on BBC Click

BetaStreets is delighted to announce our first TV appearance. Our team and the BetaStreets platform features on a sustainable transport special of BBC technology show Click. Andy and Jon met presenter Spencer Kelly in a studio in Islington.

Spencer went out with the BetaStreets team into the local streets to get some photos. Once they had got some good shots, they went back into the office for a chat about BetaStreets and to give Spencer a chance to have a go at transforming a street. The episode of Click can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00166mj

 

BetaStreets  

BetaStreets is a purpose-built design and visualisation tool for use in street design, highways and placemaking. BetaStreets is a Computer-Generated Image (CGI) design tool developed to make street design, and placemaking accessible to anyone.

BetaStreets simplifies the design process, meaning high quality visualisations can be created in the fraction of the time it would take to produce the same using traditional methods. It lets people use images of the present, combined with items from our library of street furniture and materials to make visions of how streets and places could be.

For beginners, BetaStreets enables someone to create a simple transformation of a normal street into a place for people. It increases participation in the design process by removing barriers to inclusion.

For professionals BetaStreets can be used as a design tool in the field or desktop, to create powerful images for use in public engagement, funding applications or design reports.

Click

Click is the BBC’s flagship technology programme hosted by Spencer Kelly and Lara Lewington. It’s on both TV and radio – across five BBC channels – and can be found on many social networks and iPlayer. The simplest way we’ve worked out to describe what we do is “the best debate on global technology, social media and the internet,” or “your guide to all the latest gadgets, websites, games and computer industry news”.

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BetaStreets x LCC

BetaStreets is delighted to announce the launch of BetaStreets x LCC, its collaboration with London Cycling Campaign. BetaStreets x LCC is a purpose-built version of the BetaStreets platform., available to members of London Cycling in the lead up to the local elections in May 2022.

Once signed up members can use the software to create a transformation of a street in the borough they live or work in. LCC will also be asking local people to suggest streets that need transforming if the capital is to have a zero-carbon road system by 2030.

The visualisations can then be used to raise awareness and gain political commitment to positive change to support more active travel. This is to be a key part of the Climate Safe Streets campaign

 

BetaStreets  

BetaStreets is a purpose-built design and visualisation tool for use in street design, highways and placemaking. BetaStreets is a Computer-Generated Image (CGI) design tool developed to make street design, and placemaking accessible to anyone.

BetaStreets simplifies the design process, meaning high quality visualisations can be created in the fraction of the time it would take to produce the same using traditional methods. It lets people use images of the present, combined with items from our library of street furniture and materials to make visions of how streets and places could be.

For beginners, BetaStreets enables someone to create a simple transformation of a normal street into a place for people. It increases participation in the design process by removing barriers to inclusion.

For professionals BetaStreets can be used as a design tool in the field or desktop, to create powerful images for use in public engagement, funding applications or design reports.

The #ClimateSafeStreets campaign

London Cycling Campaign is calling for the next council leaders across London’s 33 boroughs to take bold and urgent action on the climate crisis to reduce emissions fast. Council leaders elected in 2022 will be in post until 2026 – with just one term after that until 2030, when London must be carbon neutral according to Mayor Sadiq Khan (and experts and LCC).

So, the next four years will be vitally important. If council leaders cannot or will not deliver on climate emissions boldly now, it’ll be too late by the end of this term to reach 2030 targets just four years later. Leaders must act now, in the next four years.

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FALCO UK WORKING WITH BETASTREETS

BetaStreets are delighted to have been working with street furniture manufacturer and cycle parking specialists Falco.

Falco are one of the World’s leading manufacturers of street furniture and cycle parking, offering 20,000 items globally. In the UK they are best known for their high-quality cycle parking solutions. A selection of Falco’s range of streets furniture and cycle parking products are now available in the BetaStreets library of things.

BetaStreets is a purpose-built design and visualisation tool for use in street design, highways and placemaking. BetaStreets is a Computer-Generated Image (GGI) design tool developed to make street design, and placemaking accessible to anyone.

Anyone can use BetaStreets to build their vision of the future. It lets people use images of the present, combined with new materials or items of street furniture (like the FalcoPod Bike Hangar and PerfoRound Litter Bin pictured) from the BetaStreets Library of Things to make and share their visions of how streets and places could be.

BetaStreets has been designed to work for everyone, from people thinking about their street for the first time, to traffic engineers and public realm designers, working every day in street design and associated industries.

For beginners, BetaStreets enables someone to create a simple but professional looking transformation of a normal street into a place for people, with space for sitting, more trees and for people cycling. It increases participation in the design process by removing barriers to inclusion.

For designers, the tool can be used as a design aid in the field, or to create powerful images for use in public engagement, funding applications or reports, with high-quality visualisations possible in the fraction of the time it normally takes.

There is more exciting news on the way on other collaborations in the coming months and the anticipated general release of BetaStreets Pro. If you would like to know more visit betastreets.co.uk or email jon@betastreets.co.uk.