Urban Street Design Guide

This guide offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, with case studies from around the country that show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city’s unique needs. Five goals and tenets of world-class street design are outlined as follows: streets are public spaces, and as such they play a much larger role in the public life of cities and communities than just thoroughfares for traffic; great streets attract great businesses - well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners; traffic engineers can and should design streets where people walking, parking, shopping, bicycling, working, and driving can cross paths safely; transportation engineers can work flexibly within the building envelope of a street to meet changing needs; and projects should be implemented quickly using temporary materials to help inform public decision making. This guide elaborates on these fundamental principles, offering substantive direction for cities seeking to improve street design to create more inclusive, multi-modal urban environments. Residents of and visitors to 21st century cities demand a variety of transportation options, safer streets, and vibrant community life; as such, this is a resource for redesigning streets to meet their needs.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 250p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781610914949
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2013 4:31PM