Project Objective The new document which will be titled Manual for Streets II – Wider Application of the Principles will take the philosophies set out in Manual for Streets and demonstrate through guidance and case studies how they can be extended beyond residential streets to encompass both urban and rural situations
MfS Principles MfS aims to assist in the creation of streets that: help to build and strengthen the communities they serve; meet the needs of all users, by embodying the principles of inclusive design; form part of a well-connected network; are attractive and have their own distinctive identity; are cost-effective to construct and maintain; and are safe.
The work has been awarded to WSP Development and Transportation. Alan Young will head up a formidable team of experts drawn from both highway and urban design specialism’s. The development of the document has been endorsed by DfT, CABE, CSS & HCA.
Current Progress First draft underway Additional Research underway –SSD review –Junction Assessment –CABE case study in preparation
Document Framework SECTION A – PRINCIPLES MfS principles Discuss ‘place’ and how the various Street/Location types have been derived Place and Movement diagram Hierarchy of user types Retrofit and new build streets Value of well-designed streets, How we structure (and restructure) settlements to create places that function well in terms of movement Sustainability and climate change, adaptability and flexibility Space Syntax and Intelligent Space work
Document Framework SECTION B – STREETS AND LOCATIONS Built-up Areas Town and City Centres High Streets arterial streets Boulevards Ring Roads Urban Extensions Interchanges – the bus stop, rail and bus stations Village Centres Rural Areas Rural Lanes Rural Interurban Routes
Document Framework SECTION C – KEY TECHNICAL ISSUES Risk, Liability, Design and Audit Processes Shared Space Visibility Junctions and Crossings Street Furniture Lighting Maintenance, adoption, servicing
Document Framework Junctions and Crossings Interchanges Rural Interurban Routes Urban Extensions Ring Roads Boulevards Arterial Streets Town and City Centres Village Centres SECTION D – CASE STUDIES
Current Programme Project commenced March 2009 First draft – Dec 2009 Workshops - February 2010 Second Draft – April 2010 Final draft or publication – July 2010 Launch – October 2010
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