& URBAN DESIGN
Grey Street Conceptual Urban Design Framework
CMAI has been appointed to do the conceptual Urban Design Framework for Grey Street, a prominent commercial street in Knysna. This project, as part of a broader urban renewal programme, is the first phase of the Knysna Municipality’s initiative to regenerate the CBD.
The main interventions that CMAI has focused on implementing is how to ease and improve congested traffic flow; improve public transport facilities; create a pedestrian friendly environment; identify opportunities for new public open space; as well as broader infrastructure upgrades. Grey Street is an important north-south artery within the layout of Knysna and has become greatly disjointed. The intention of such an upgrade would be for the equal redistribution of equity so that such a street can be made optimally effective for all of its users; made more beautiful, clean, and secure.