Design



Complete Streets resolutions and policies are a first step toward safer and healthier streets; however, an effective next step is to develop or adopt design standards or guidelines that support these policies. A few model design guidelines from around the country include: Model Design Manual for Living Streets (Los Angeles […]

Leading Design Guides


For sidewalks and pedestrian walkways, there are┬áthree basic elements for streetside guidance: the landscaped buffer, clear sidewalk width, and the building shy zone. The landscaped buffer provides both a separation from the roadway and a place for bus stop, signage, utilities and street furniture. Pedestrian clear sidewalk width is sometimes […]

Sidewalks and Buffers




Complete Streets policies and resolutions are a first step toward safer and healthier streets; however, an effective next step is to develop or adopt design standards or guidelines that support these policies. Roadway Design Lane Width and Number of Lanes Traffic Calming Medians On-Street Parking Crosswalks Pedestrian Crossing Islands Signals […]

Design Guidance