#14 Part 2: Presenting the Model Design Manual for Living Streets (Implementation) - Snyder
Implementa)on of Street Manuals and Living Streets
Adop)on • Download www.modelstreetdesignmanual.com for$ • Manual as a template • Customize • Formalize adop8on Los$Angeles$County 2011 YOUR CITY’S NAME Date
Chapter 1: Background and Legal Standing of Street Manuals • AASHTO “Green Book” • The California Highway Design Manual • Local manuals or street design standards • MUTCD • The California Fire Code • CA Streets and Highways Code and California Vehicle Code
Chapter 2: Vision, Goals, Policies and Benchmarks • Equity • Are invi8ng • For people of all ages and • Foster healthy commerce physical abili8es whether • Strengthen and enhance they walk, bicycle, ride neighborhoods transit, or drive • Encourage ac8ve and • Integrate connec8vity and healthy lifestyles traﬃc calming with pedestrian-‐oriented site and • Integrate environmental building design stewardship • Connect people • Vary in character by neighborhood, density, and • Local people design their func8on streets
Benchmarks • Every street and • There are zero traﬃc neighborhood is fatali8es. comfortable to walk and • No unﬁltered streetwater bicycle in. ﬂows into local waterways • Every child can walk or bike or the ocean. to school safely. • Retail streets become one • Seniors, children, and of the most popular disabled people can cross all des8na8ons for tourists in streets safely and the country. comfortably. • An ac8ve way of life is available to all.
Performance Measures • Street fatali8es and • Streetwater runoﬀ is injuries decrease for all reduced. age groups. • Water quality in rivers • The number of trips by and the ocean improves. walking, cycling, and • Retail sales and tourism transit increases. increase. • Vehicle travel is reduced. • Resident sa8sfac8on • Prevailing speeds of increases. vehicles on local streets decrease.
Framework/Non-‐Framework Streets Use Cross-‐Sec)onal Measures • Reduc8on in # of lanes • Reduc8on in lane width • Medians, islands • On-‐street parking • Street trees • Bike lanes • Colored or textured pavement • Shared space • Pedestrian-‐scale ligh8ng • Curbless medians and streets
Chapter 13: Designing Land Use Along Living Streets
Design Principles • Compact, connected, complete, con8nuous • Organize places at a human scale • Safety, convenience, comfort for all users • Create places for people to interact; plazas, parks, squares • Well connected street network of small blocks • Locate land uses within walking distance of one another • Buildings should face the street, have windows looking onto the street and open to the sidewalk • On-‐street parking provides a buﬀer • Setbacks should enhance pedestrian experience • Oﬀ-‐street parking should not disrupt pedestrian experience • Shared oﬀ-‐street parking reduces non-‐produc8ve land use
City of Baldwin ParkCOMPLETE StreetsDESIGN MANUAL FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES Manual for LIVING STREETS DESIGN Adopted: June 20, 2012 PREPARED FOR Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Manuel Lozano, Mayor Susan Rubio, Mayor Pro Tem PREPARED BY Marlen Garcia, Councilmember Ryan Snyder Associates Monica Garcia, Councilmember Ricardo Pacheco, Councilmember SEPTEMBER, 2012
Using the Manual • Local planning and transporta8on departments require new development to follow • Local jurisdic8on uses for new streets • Local jurisdic8on uses to retroﬁt or rebuild streets • Developers use for new street networks in large subdivisions • Developers use to juxtapose new buildings • Developers use for new sidewalks • Community groups use to advocate for street improvements
What Determines Community Form? • Manuals, standards and guidelines are the DNA of streets • Land use planning is DNA of land use
Implemen)ng Living Streets • Adopt living/complete streets policies • Policies eﬀect new construc8on, reconstruc8on, repair, resurfacing, maintenance, opera8ons of streets • Bike plans, pedestrian plans, SRTS plans, ADA transi8on plans, transit plans, circula8on elements • Capital improvement project plans • Educa8on, encouragement, enforcement programs • New performance measures • Staﬀ training • Design manuals
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