Monday, April 16, 2007

Manual for Streets

The Department for Transport has produced long-awaited new design guidance for residential streets. Its ‘Manual for streets’ reverses 30-year old guidance to ensure that that pedestrians are recognised as the most important users of such streets. Highway engineers will be asked to focus on the whole environment of the street, and not just what goes on in the five metres between the kerbs. The manual also calls for more locally distinctive streets that are made with local materials and involve local people in the design process.
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