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Urban Street Design Guide

Urban Street Design Guide

Guide to safe street design and how to work with biking, walking, transit, driving, and other different public activities.

Price: $58.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9781610914949
Year: 2013
Publisher: Island Press


A guide that will help you to keep safety the priority of you street design and work harmoniously with biking, walking, transit, driving, and public activity. It will help you understand the foundation that streets or more than just for transportation and need to be incorporated into the role of a public place. With over 44 pictures and illustrations to help you understand, this is a great guide for anyone involved in street planning or infrastructure.

Table of Contents

Foreward

About the Guide

Streets

Street Design Principles

Key Principles
Phases of Transformation
Street Design in Context
Downtown 1-Way Street
Downtown 2-Way Street
Downtown Thoroughfare
Neighborhood Main Street
Neighborhood Street
Yield Street
Boulevard
Residential Boulevard
Transit Corridor
Green Alley
Commercial Alley
Residential Shared Street
Commercial Shared Street

Cambridge Shared Streets

Street Design Elements

Lane Width

Sidewalks       

Sidewalk Zones
Sidewalk Design

Curb Extension

Gateway
Pinchpoint
Chicane
Bus Bulbs

Vertical Speed Control Elements

Speed Hump
Speed Table
Speed Cushion

Transit Streets

Dedicated Curbside/Offset Bus Lanes
Dedicated Median Bus Lanes
Contra-Flow Bus Lanes
Bus Stops

Storm Water Management

Bloswales
Flow-Through Planters
Pervious Strips
Pervious Pavement

Interim Design Strategies

Interim Design Strategies

Moving the Curb
From Pilot to Permanent

Parklets

San Francisco Parklet Program

Temporary Street Closures

Los Angeles’s CicAvia Initiative

Interim Public Plazas

New York City Plaza Program

Intersections

Intersection Design Principles

Principles
Major Intersections
Intersections of Major and Minor Streets
Raised Intersections
Mini Roundabout
Complex Intersections
Complex Intersection Analysis
Redesign

Intersection Design Elements

Crosswalks and Crossings

Crosswalks
Conventional Crosswalks
Midblock Crosswalks
Pedestrian Safety Islands

Corner Radil

Visibility/Sight Distance

Traffic Signals

Signalization Principles
Leading Pedestrian Interval
Split-Phasing
Signal Cycle Lengths

Design Controls

Design Controls

Design Speed

Speed Reduction Mechanisms

Design Vehicle

Design Hour

Design Year

Performance Measures

Functional Classification

San Francisco’s Better Streets Plan