Global Street Design Guide

Global Street Design Guide

The Global Street Design Guide sets a new global baseline for designing urban streets. Recognizing that cities are places for people, the guide shifts the parameters of designing urban streets from the typical point of view of automobile movement and safety, to include access, safety, and mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, enhancement of place, public health, and overall quality of life.

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Every urban street is a unique and evolving organism, and every city has streets across a broad spectrum of contexts. Designing for great streets requires clever and careful balancing of the many demands and activities throughout the day.

Street design strategies should: Ensure Universal Accessibility, Design for Safe Speeds, Reconfigure the Space, Accommodate Diverse Uses, and Develop Context-Driven Solutions.

Design intersections to promote eye contact between all street users to increase awareness and to support active interactions" by: Designing Compact Intersections, Simplifying Geometry, Analyzing Networks, Integrating Time and Space, Increasing Pedestrian Space, and Starting with Vulnerable Users.

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