PLACES, STREET AND MOVEMENT. A COMPANION GUIDE TO DESIGN BULLETIN 32: RESIDENTIAL ROADS AND FOOTPATHS

This guide aims to show how the information provided in Design Bulletin 32 (DB 32) of the UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) can be applied when creating sustainable and well-designed residential areas. DB 32 enables the right balance to be achieved between movement and the creation of good residential areas. Other principles and issues are to look at the place not the car, provide a framework for movement, create a high-quality public realm, respond to the local context, and prevent crime. The creation of good places requires attention to every aspect of movement and layout. Relevant aspects include: types of road, carriageway width, junctions, traffic calming, 20mph speed limit zones, parking, walking, cycling, buses, maintenance, materials, under-the-street utilities, refuse collection, emergency vehicles, and street lighting. Seven key questions are identified. Have the main characteristics of the locality been fully understood and considered? Has a development framework been agreed? Does it aim to create a distinctive place, catering for walking, cycling, and public transport as well as cars? Has every effort been made to introduce or retain mixed use? Do the streets and spaces contribute to a high quality of life? Will the places created be safe and well cared for?

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    DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT AND THE REGIONS

    ELAND HOUSE, BRESSENDEN PLACE
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  SW1E 5DU
  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 79 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00765738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85112-113-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 1 1999 12:00AM