Guides & Publications

Guides

Created by cities for cities with the input of global experts, our guides and handbooks redefine the role of streets around the world.

Global Street Design Guide

Global Street Design Guide

This landmark guide offers technical details to inform street design that prioritizes pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders in cities around the world.
Designing Streets for Kids Guide
Designing Streets for Kids NACTO GDCI Report

Designing Streets for Kids Guide

This guide captures international best practices, strategies, programs, and policies that global cities have used to design spaces that allow kids to utilize cities’ most abundant asset – streets.
Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery

Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery

This resource compiles emerging practices from cities worldwide and includes adaptable information on implementing COVID-19 rapid-response and recovery street design treatments.
How to Implement Street Transformations

How to Implement Street Transformations

This handbook outlines the steps from initial site selection to planning, implementing, and maintaining pop-up or interim street transformations with a focus on community-driven street designs.
How to Evaluate Street Transformations

How to Evaluate Street Transformations

This handbook offers cities a new way of measuring, evaluating, and communicating the impact of pop-up and interim projects related to road safety and its co-benefits.
How to Engage Kids in Street Design

How to Engage Kids in Street Design

This handbook offers strategies and tools for cities to engage children in the street design process, demonstrating how their perspectives can create streets that are safer, more inclusive, and more enjoyable for all ages.

How to Evaluate Street Transformations Near Schools

How to Evaluate Street Transformations Near Schools

This handbook provides specialized guidance on evaluating street transformations near schools to measure impact, gather stories, and champion safer, healthier, and more joyful streets for kids.

Other Publications

iRAP Star Ratings of the Global Street Design Guide

iRAP Star Ratings of the Global Street Design Guide

This resource functions as a supplement to the Global Street Design Guide, outlining the safety benefits of improved designs using iRAP’s Star Rating methodology.
Design to Save Lives

Design to Save Lives

A comprehensive overview of the impressive transformation of the LeGare intersection in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Improving Road Safety through Street Design

Improving Road Safety through Street Design

A report outlining road safety conditions in Addis Ababa, showing how road fatalities can be dramatically reduced through street design implementations.

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