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The Resource Urban street design guide, National Association of City Transportation Officials, (electronic book)

Urban street design guide, National Association of City Transportation Officials, (electronic book)

Label
Urban street design guide
Title
Urban street design guide
Statement of responsibility
National Association of City Transportation Officials
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic. The well-illustrated guide offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the birds eye view to granular details. Case studies from around the country clearly show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a citys unique needs. Urban Street Design Guide outlines five goals and tenets of world-class street design: Streets are public spaces. Streets play a much larger role in the public life of cities and communities than just thoroughfares for traffic. Great streets are great for business. Well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners. Design for safety. Traffic engineers can and should design streets where people walking, parking, shopping, bicycling, working, and driving can cross paths safely. Streets can be changed. Transportation engineers can work flexibly within the building envelope of a street. Many city streets were created in a different era and need to be reconfigured to meet new needs. Act now! Implement projects quickly using temporary materials to help inform public decision making. Elaborating on these fundamental principles, the guide offers substantive direction for cities seeking to improve street design to create more inclusive, multi-modal urban environments. It is an exceptional resource for redesigning streets to serve the needs of 21st century cities, whose residents and visitors demand a variety of transportation options, safer streets, and vibrant community life
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
388.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE305
LC item number
.N32 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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National Association of City Transportation Officials
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  • City traffic
  • Streets
  • Traffic congestion
  • Traffic calming
Label
Urban street design guide, National Association of City Transportation Officials, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
INTRODUCTION. Foreword -- About the Guide -- STREETS. Street Design Principles -- STREET DESIGN ELEMENTS. Lane Width -- Sidewalks -- Curb Extensions -- Vertical Speed Control Elements -- Transit Streets -- Stormwater Management -- INTERIM DESIGN STRATEGIES. Interim Design Strategies -- Parklets -- Temporary Street Closures -- Interim Public Plazas -- INTERSECTIONS. Intersection Design Principles -- INTERSECTION DESIGN ELEMENTS. Crosswalks and Crossings -- Corner Radii -- Visibility/Sight Distance -- Traffic Signals -- DESIGN CONTROLS. Design Controls -- Design Speed -- Design Vehicle -- Design Hour -- Design Year -- Performance Measures -- Functional Classification -- RESOURCES. Notes -- References -- Credits
Control code
SPR863032795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610915342
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Urban street design guide, National Association of City Transportation Officials, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
INTRODUCTION. Foreword -- About the Guide -- STREETS. Street Design Principles -- STREET DESIGN ELEMENTS. Lane Width -- Sidewalks -- Curb Extensions -- Vertical Speed Control Elements -- Transit Streets -- Stormwater Management -- INTERIM DESIGN STRATEGIES. Interim Design Strategies -- Parklets -- Temporary Street Closures -- Interim Public Plazas -- INTERSECTIONS. Intersection Design Principles -- INTERSECTION DESIGN ELEMENTS. Crosswalks and Crossings -- Corner Radii -- Visibility/Sight Distance -- Traffic Signals -- DESIGN CONTROLS. Design Controls -- Design Speed -- Design Vehicle -- Design Hour -- Design Year -- Performance Measures -- Functional Classification -- RESOURCES. Notes -- References -- Credits
Control code
SPR863032795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610915342
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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