Aspect Studios in conjunction with the City of Port Philip completed the re-development of the Elwood coastal foreshore for local residents and the wider community. Creating simple clarity of space and usability was an essential component in the redevelopment of the foreshore. This site like many foreshores and their public spaces have been wilted away by inappropriate car parks, community and boat clubs exceeding their limits, inappropriate drainage and lack of tree cover. As a consequence the primary relationship between the foreshore public spaces and the beach and sea were dislocated; with the car and boats dominating the freedom of pedestrians, sun bathers, picnickers, bike riders and views. The design changed this relationship placing the pedestrian as priority and directing traffic towards the back of the site. Shared pathways help to reduce conflict between bicycles, pedestrians, boats and motor vehicles.