GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDING FOR JOURNEYS ON FOOT

This report is a technical document intended to support the UK Government's recent publication Encouraging Walking: Advice to Local Authorities. It advises on planning and providing for pedestrians, maintaining the pedestrian infrastructure, and promoting walking. It is intended for practitioners in local authorities, consultancies, and elsewhere, who must implement these measures. Its guidelines are intended to provide an overview of a strategic approach to encouraging walking, emphasising key aspects of existing guidance, but without duplicating it unnecessarily. It provides many illustrative examples of problems faced by pedestrians and of good practice solutions. The guidelines aim to encourage local authorities to take an integrated approach to walking issues, including not only pedestrianisation and pedestrian crossings but also reducing traffic speeds and reallocating road space. The introductory chapter emphasises the importance and benefits of walking. The other chapters cover: (1) the policy and planning framework; (2) planning for pedestrians; (3) design principles; (4) design details; (5) footway maintenance; (6) promoting walking; and (7) appraisal and monitoring of strategies, schemes, and walking itself. There are also four appendices and a glossary.

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    INSTITUTION OF HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION

    6 ENDSLEIGH STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  WC1H 0DZ
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-902933-30-2
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM