Design: Infrastructure Guides (Other)
Evaluating Complete Streets: The Value of Designing Roads For Diverse Modes, Users and Activities (Canada)
11th Dec 2012
This report discusses reasons to implement complete streets and how they relates to other planning innovations. Complete streets can provide many direct and indirect benefits including improved accessibility for non-drivers, user savings and affordability, energy conservation and emission reductions, improved community livability, improved public fitness and health, and support for strategic development objectives such as urban redevelopment and reduced sprawl. The report was first published in December 2012 and was updated in March 2013 by the Victorian Transport Policy Institute.
NACTO Urban Street Design Guide - Overview (USA)
06th Nov 2012
In October 2012 the National Organization of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released the Urban Street Design Guidebook. The Guide documents the design principles and strategies that the USA's largest cities are adopting to confront new and growing demands on their streets. It showcases a new model for streets that work better for people, bikes, transit and cities.
Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists (UK)
14th Sep 2012
The UK Department for Transport published Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists in September 2012. Shared use routes are designed to accommodate the movement of pedestrians and cyclists. Shared use schemes require careful consideration and this Local Transport Note provides advice on their planning, design and provision.
Manual for Streets (UK)
14th Sep 2012
The Manual for Streets was published by the UK Department for Transport in 2007. The Manual emphasises that streets should be places in which people want to live and spend time in, and are not just transport corridors. In particular, the manual aims to reduce the impact of vehicles on residential streets by asking practitioners to plan street design intelligently and proactively, and gives a high priority to the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport.
Healthy and Bicycle-Friendly School Roads (EU)
30th Aug 2012
In July 2012 the Danish Cancer Society produced a guide focusing on infrastructure and strategic inteventions to make cycling the healthiest, safest and easiest mode of transport to and from school.The guide provides examples of ideas for structural measures that promote active transport to and from school. Safe school roads is a critical prerequisite for enabling more children to travel alone to and from school.
Best Practices for Bicycle Trail Pavement Construction and Maintenance in Illinois (USA)
29th Aug 2012
In June 2012 the Illinois Center for Transportation published a report to provide the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with guidelines for the structural design of bicycle trail pavement and recommendations for bicycle trail pavement maintenance. A design procedure based on three construction traffic factors and three pavement load levels was developed for Portland cement concrete, hot-mix asphalt, and granular/surface treatment surfaces.
AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (USA)
27th Aug 2012
This guide, published by AASHTO in 2012, provides information on how to accommodate bicycle travel and operations in most riding environments. It is intended to present sound guidelines that result in facilities that meet the needs of bicyclists and other highway users. It is designed for use in the United States.
Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic (EU)
27th Aug 2012
The Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic is the design guideline used in the Netherlands. It was published in English in June 2007 by CROW. It describes, in detail, the steps required to create bicycle-friendly infrastructure.
Better Streets, Better Cities: A Guide to Urban Street Design (India)
13th Jan 2012
This guide was prepared by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in collaboration with the Ahmedabad-based Environmental Planning Collaborative. The guide to street design in urban India illustrates ways that good design can help create safer streets and more livable public spaces and urges planners to explore approaches that prioritise the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.
Think Cycling: A Guide for Local Authorities (UK)
23rd Dec 2011
In December 2011 the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) published a guide entitled 'Think Cycling!'. This short guide demonstrates how to make effective, low-cost investment in cycling and includes a series of good practice case studies.
Cycle Trail Design Guide and Grading Guide (New Zealand)
15th Sep 2011
The New Zealand Cycle Trail Design Guide and Grading Guide were released in August 2011 by the Ministry of Economic Development. The Design Guide draws on a wealth of trail design and construction techniques from New Zealand and around the world. The Grading Guidelines are designed to apply consistent gradings to New Zealand Cycle Trails.
A Guide to Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Trail Bridges (USA)
31st Aug 2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service released a report in May 2011 that explores the benefits and challenges encountered with the use of lightweight, low-maintenance, easily constructed fiber-reinforced polymer trail bridges in remote areas where the weight of conventional bridge-building materials such as steel, concrete, or timber make their use impractical.
Cycling By Design: Scotland's National Design Guide (UK)
22nd Jul 2011
Scotland’s national cycle design guide ‘Cycling by Design’ was updated and rerelased in July 2011. The primary focus of the document is the establishment of guidance to ensure consistent and appropriate design.
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (USA)
11th Mar 2011
The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) aims to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. The intent of the Guide is to offer substantive guidance for cities seeking to improve bicycle transportation in places where competing demands for the use of the right of way present unique challenges. The guide is available as an online resource and a printed publication.
Road Diet Handbook: Setting Trends for Livable Streets (USA)
17th Sep 2010
This 2009 handbook is a comprehensive guide for practitioners on the decision-making of the applicability of road diets. A road diet entails removing travel lanes from a roadway and utilising the space for other uses and travel modes.
The NYC Street Design Manual: Guidelines for a Livable City (USA)
17th Sep 2010
The New York City Street Design Manual, first published in 2009, provides policies and design guidelines to city agencies, design professionals, private developers and community groups for the improvement of streets and sidewalks throughout the five boroughs. It is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for promoting higher quality street designs and more efficient project implementation.
Cycle Infrastructure Design (UK)
17th Sep 2010
This 2008 guide, published by the UK Department of Transport, focuses on the design of cycle infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland. Topics covered include general design parameters, signing issues, network management, reducing vehicle speeds on cycle routes, among others.