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Urban street design guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials,
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Association of City Transportation Officials,
ISBN: 9781610914949 1610914945 9781610915342 1610915348
OCLC Number: 844728420
Description: x, 180 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 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 extensions : Gateway ; Plnchpoint ; 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 --
Stormwater 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 ClcLAvia 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 radii --
Visibility/sight distance --
Traffic signals : Signalization principles ; Leading pedestrian interval ; Split-phasing ; Signal cycle lengths ; Fixed vs. actuated signalization ; Coordinated signal timing --
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.
Responsibility: National Association of City Transportation Officials.
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