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Global Street Design Guide

Product Code/ISBN: 9781610917018

This must-have manual will help you to design safer city streets throughout the world.  More than 1.2 million people die every year from traffic fatalities, and with cities growing more by the minute there is a need for safer and more effective streets.  This world-wide guide will help you with the standard that has been defined and set through NACTO’s other publications. Some of the countries highlighted are the United State, India, Canada, New Zealand, Denmark, Korea, Columbia, and Australia.

Table of Contents


About the Guide

Streets Around the World

Global Influences

A New Approach to Street Design

How to Use the Guide

A – About Streets

1. Defining Streets

What is a Street
Shifting the Measure of Success
The Economy of Streets
Streets for Environmental Sustainability
Safe Streets Save Lives
Streets Shape People
Multimodal Streets Serve More People
What is Possible

2. Shaping Streets
The Process of Shaping Streets
Aligning with City and Regional Agendas
Involving the Right Stakeholders
Setting a Project Vision
Communication and Engagement
Costs and Budgets
Phasing and Interim strategies
Coordination and Project Management
Implementation and Materials
Institutionalizing Change
How to Measure Streets
Summary Chart
Measuring the Street
Measuring and Evaluating Streets

B – Street Design Guidance

3. Designing Streets for Great Cities

Key Design Principles

4. Designing Streets for Place

Defining Place
Local and Regional Contexts
Immediate Context
Changing Contexts

5. Designing Streets for People

A Variety of Street Users
Comparing Street Users
Designing for Pedestrians
Pedestrian crossings
Pedestrian Refuges
Sidwalk extensions
Universal Accessibility
Designing for Cyclists
Cycle of Networks
Cyclist Toolbox
Cycle Facilities
Cycle Share
Designing for Transit Riders
Transit Networks
Transit Toolbox
Transit Facilities
Transit Stops
Designing for Motorists
Motorist Networks
Motorist Toolbox
Travel Lanes
Corner Radii
Visibility and Sight Distance
Traffic Calming Strategies
Designing for Freight and Service Operators
Freight Networks
Freight Toolbox
Freight Management and Safety
Designing for People doing Business
People Doing Business Toolbox
Siting Guidance

6. Utilities and Infrastructure

Underground Utilities Design Guidance
Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management
Green Infrastructure Design Guidance
Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Lighting and Technology
Lighting Design Guidance

7. Operational and Management Strategies

General Strategies
Demand Management
Network Management
Volume and Access Management
Parking and Curbside Management
Speed Management
Signs and Signals

8. Design Controls

Design Speed
Design Vehicle and Motor Control Vehicle
Design Year and Modal Capacity
Design Hour

C – Street Transformations

9. Streets

Street design Strategies
Street Typologies
Pedestrian-Priority Spaces
Laneways and Alleys
Pedestrian Plazas
Shared Streets
Commercial Shared Streets
Residential Shared Streets
Neighborhood Streets
Residential Streets
Neighborhood Main Streets
Avenues and Boulevards
Central One-Way Streets
Central Two-Way Streets
Transit Streets
Large Streets with Transit
Grand Streets
Special Conditions
Elevated Structure Improvement
Elevated Structure Removal
Streets to Streams
Temporary Street Closures
Post-Industrial Revitalization
Waterfront and Parkside Streets
Streets in Informal Areas
Existing Conditions

10. Intersections

Intersection Design Strategies
Intersection Analysis
Intersection Redesign
Mini Roundabout
Small Raised Intersection
Neighborhood Gateway Intersection
Intersection of Two-Way and One-Way Streets
Major Intersection: Reclaiming the Corners
Major Intersection: Squaring the Circle
Major Intersection: Cycle Protection
Complex Intersection: Adding Public Plazas
Complex Intersection: Improving Traffic Circles
Complex Intersection: Increasing Permeability



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