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Resources for Streets, Roads & Traffic Safety

Creating Livable Streets: Street Design Guidelines for 2040 (2002). Metro Regional Transportation Planning.

New edition has illustrations and photographs of designs that integrate streets with nearby land uses to enhance safety and promote community livability. It addresses how to upgrade streets with pedestrian-oriented amenities; how to integrate bikeways into streets; and how to control site access along regional arterials to improve safety, function, and appearance. A tool for planners, engineers, citizens, and others concerned with creating safer, more livable streets.


Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities (2003)
. Southworth, M., & Ben-Joseph, E.

Traces ideas about street design and layout back to the early industrial era in London suburbs and through their institutionalisation in housing and transportation planning in the United States. 185 pages.


Residential Streets (2001)
. Kulash, Walter M.

Presents innovative techniques for making residential streets more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly. Covers conventional street design issues—hierarchies, curbs, drainage, intersections, and pavements.


Civilizing Downtown Highways: Putting New Urbanism to Work on California's Highways (2002)
. Pulleyblank, S. Congress for New Urbanism.

Using California as a case study, discusses the struggle New Urbanists face in reconstructing inner-city super highways into walkable, business friendly, thoroughfares.


Safety in Road Traffic for Vulnerable Users (2000)
. European Conference of Ministers of Transport.

Between 1997 and 1999 the ECMT issued three reports and three resolutions on safety in road traffic for vulnerable users, namely cyclists, pedestrians and users of two-wheeled motorized vehicles (mopeds and motorcycles). These studies, in addition to road safety itself, takes into account the demographic trend in ECMT countries - population aging - and the issues of mobility, land use planning, the environment and public health.


The High Cost of Free Parking (2005)
. Shoup, D.

"Parking requirements subsidize cars, distort transportation choices, warp urban form, increase housing costs, debase urban design, damage the economy, and degrade the environment."