Transit Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610917476
Size: 19.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The "Transit Street Design Guide" is a well-illustrated, detailed introduction to designing streets for high-quality transit, from local buses to BRT, from streetcars to light rail. Drawing on the expertise of a peer network and case studies from across North America, the guide provides a much-needed link between transit planning, transportation engineering, and street design. The "Transit Street Design Guide "presents a new set of core principles, street typologies, and design strategies that shift the paradigm for streets, from merely accommodating service to actively prioritizing great transit. The "Transit Street Design Guide" is a vital resource for every transportation planner, transit operations planner, and city traffic engineer working on making streets that move more people more efficiently and affordably. "

Urban Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610915342
Size: 19.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic. The well-illustrated guide offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the bird’s eye view to granular details. Case studies from around the country clearly show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city’s unique needs. Urban Street Design Guide outlines five goals and tenets of world-class street design: • Streets are public spaces. Streets play a much larger role in the public life of cities and communities than just thoroughfares for traffic. • Great streets are great for business. Well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners. • Design for safety. Traffic engineers can and should design streets where people walking, parking, shopping, bicycling, working, and driving can cross paths safely. • Streets can be changed. Transportation engineers can work flexibly within the building envelope of a street. Many city streets were created in a different era and need to be reconfigured to meet new needs. • Act now! Implement projects quickly using temporary materials to help inform public decision making. Elaborating on these fundamental principles, the guide offers substantive direction for cities seeking to improve street design to create more inclusive, multi-modal urban environments. It is an exceptional resource for redesigning streets to serve the needs of 21st century cities, whose residents and visitors demand a variety of transportation options, safer streets, and vibrant community life.

Global Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610917018
Size: 17.90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Global Street Design Guide is a timely resource that sets a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces and redefines the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include: access, safety, mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health, and overall quality of life. The first-ever worldwide standards for designing city streets and prioritizing safety, pedestrians, transit, and sustainable mobility are presented in the guide. Participating experts from global cities have helped to develop the principles that organize the guide. This innovative guide will inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities to realize the potential in their public space networks. It will help cities unlock the potential of streets as safe, accessible, and economically sustainable places."

Global Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610917018
Size: 10.55 MB
Format: PDF
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The Global Street Design Guide is a timely resource that sets a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces and redefines the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include: access, safety, mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health, and overall quality of life. The first-ever worldwide standards for designing city streets and prioritizing safety, pedestrians, transit, and sustainable mobility are presented in the guide. Participating experts from global cities have helped to develop the principles that organize the guide. This innovative guide will inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities to realize the potential in their public space networks. It will help cities unlock the potential of streets as safe, accessible, and economically sustainable places."

Transit

Author: Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518750872
Size: 18.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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„Eine Übergangsphase“ prophezeit ihr eine astrologische Spam-Mail. Und tatsächlich verändert sich für die Schriftstellerin Faye gerade vieles: Nach einer kräftezehrenden Scheidung ist sie mit ihren beiden Söhnen zurück nach London gezogen und hat bei der Suche nach einer Wohnung einem Gefühl nachgegeben, das augenblicklich verschwand. Anders als die heruntergekommene Haushälfte, die sie jetzt ihr Eigen nennt. Sie lebt auf einer Baustelle, täglich ereignet sich eine kleine Katastrophe, während sie sich einem Ort anzunähern versucht, den sie schon einmal Heimat nannte. Sie trifft Freunde von früher und knüpft neue Bekanntschaften, sie erfährt von den Schicksalen und Krisen der anderen, spricht über Wahlfreiheiten und Notwendigkeiten und gelangt nach und nach zu einer weitreichenden Erkenntnis, die alles auf den Kopf stellt. Wie können wir uns darin einrichten, wenn wir dem eigenen Leben zugleich entfliehen wollen? Mit Scharfsinn und Witz erzählt Transit von vertrackten Sehnsüchten, entscheidenden Momenten und dem Rätsel persönlicher Veränderung.

Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610918121
Size: 12.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Urban Street Stormwater Guide begins from the principle that street design can support--or degrade--the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. Building on the successful NACTO urban street guides, the Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides the best practices for the design of GSI along transportation corridors. The state-of-the-art solutions in this guide will assist urban planners and designers, transportation engineers, city officials, ecologists, public works officials, and others interested in the role of the built urban landscape in protecting the climate, water quality, and natural environment.