This paper defines local streets as social and community spaces and suggests use of devices such as differences in carriageway and reservation width to distinguish and identify to the driver local residential access streets from other forms of vehicular routes. Narrow carriageways can enhance pedestrian safety by reducing crossing distances for pedestrians, and by reducing vehicle speed when coupled with appropriate alignment design. A maximum speed limit of 15-20 km/h for local access streets is recommended. The need for streetscape aspects of design is emphasised as an integral part of ensuring the pedestrian can enjoy a safe and visually attractive environment in residential areas. /Author/TRRL/

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    • From the Joint ARRB/DOT Pedestrian Conference, Sydney, 15-17 November 1978. Program and Papers.
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    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Colman, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00300225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM