Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610915828

Category: Architecture

Page: 260

View: 7443

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition, is based on the experience of the best cycling cities in the world. Completely re-designed with an accessible, four-color layout, this second edition continues to build upon the fast-changing state of the practice at the local level. The designs in this book were developed by cities for cities, since unique urban streets require innovative solutions. To create the Guide, the authors conducted an extensive worldwide literature search from design guidelines and real-life experience. They worked closely with a panel of urban bikeway planning professionals from NACTO member cities and from numerous other cities worldwide, as well as traffic engineers, planners, and academics with deep experience in urban bikeway applications. The Guide offers 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. First and foremost, the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Second Edition will help practitioners make good decisions about urban bikeway design. The treatments outlined in this updated Guide are based on real-life experience in the world's most bicycle friendly cities and have been selected because of their utility in helping cities meet their goals related to bicycle transportation. Praised by Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as an “extraordinary piece of work,” the Guide is an indispensable tool every planner must have for their daily transportation design work.
Release

Urban Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610915348

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 9567

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Traffic Engineering Handbook

Author: ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers),Brian Wolshon,Anurag Pande

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118762304

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 688

View: 4289

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"The Traffic Engineering Handbook is a comprehensive practice-oriented reference that presents the fundamental concepts of traffic engineering, commensurate with the state of the practice"--
Release

Transit Street Design Guide

Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610917472

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

View: 564

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"The Transit Street Design Guide sets a new vision for how cities can harness the immense potential of transit to create active and efficient streets in neighborhoods and downtowns alike. Building on the Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the Transit Street Design Guide details how reliable public transportation depends on a commitment to transit at every level of design. Developed through a new peer network of NACTO members and transit agency partners, the Guide provides street transportation departments, transit operating agencies, leaders, and practitioners with the tools to actively prioritize transit on the street."--Site Web de NACTO.
Release

Technical Handbook of Bikeway Design

Planning, Design, Implementation

Author: Claude Bernard,Robert Boivin,Québec (Province). Ministère des transports,Vélo Québec,Jean-François Pronovost,Laurent Moreau,Canadian International Development Agency,Patricia Ryffranck

Publisher: Montréal : Vélo Québec in collaboration with the Ministère des transports du Québec and the Canadian International Development Agency

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bicycle trails

Page: 169

View: 1018

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Release

A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction

Author: Harvey M. Rubenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471129325

Category: Architecture

Page: 412

View: 6613

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Ideal for both working professionals and students, this classic work serves as a truly comprehensive resource for site design and planning. Now in a new and fully updated Fourth Edition, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction presents both design elements and technical site planning information in a clear, concise, and highly visual format. As a teaching tool, it guides the reader through the actual development of a site plan, and demonstrates how to carry out the necessary calculations and specifications. By combining a design approach with technical background data, it enables creative talent to be used to the utmost advantage. Its broad range of coverage makes it an excellent study guide for the registration examinations in both architecture and landscape architecture. The first of its three sections introduces the reader to the critical thinking process, and fully explains design guidelines, resource analysis and site selection, visual design factors, natural elements, land use, and circulation. The second section, on site engineering and landscape construction, covers contour lines, grading and earthwork calculations, site drainage, alignment of horizontal and vertical curves, site and landscape construction details, plant material, and specifications. The final section offers a broad array of illustrative project types, including detailed material on sports facilities and playgrounds, rooftop gardens, and residential development concepts. A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photos, site plans, and line drawings, as well as an abundance of figures, tables, charts, and sample problems. New material in the Fourth Edition includes resource analysis with wetlands and steep slope districts, the latest accessibility guidelines, updated coverage of bikeway design, road alignment and circulation patterns, and safety guidelines for playgrounds. For practitioners and students in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and civil engineering, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction offers an indispensable and authoritative reference. A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction Now, in a new edition, this classic reference integrates the principles and processes of site design with detailed technical information. Featuring a design approach to site planning fully supported by detailed technical data, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction has become widely recognized as the best single-source reference work available in the field. Its clarity, comprehensiveness, and attractive visual format make it an indispensable reference tool for both practitioners and students, as well as an excellent study guide for the registration exams in architecture and landscape architecture. Organized to follow the actual development of a site plan, this book guides the reader through the planning process and covers all the key elements, including: Basic design principles Site selection and resource analysis Land use and circulation Development design guidelines Contour lines, grading design, and earthwork calculations Drainage and erosion control Roadway alignment Site and landscape construction details Plant material in site planning Specifications Illustrative project types, including sports facilities, playgrounds, rooftop gardens, and residential development concepts With over 560 illustrations, including photos, site plans, and drawings, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction is a rich resource for architects, landscape architects, planners, and civil engineers. Cover Design: Robin Lee Malik
Release

Creating livable streets

street design guidelines for 2040

Author: Street Design Work Team (Portland, Or.),Oregon. Dept. of Transportation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 92

View: 2601

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Release