The Global Street Design Guide crystallizes a new approach to street design that meets the challenges of today and the demands of tomorrow. Based on the principle that streets are public spaces as well as arteries for movement, the guide foregrounds the role of the street as a catalyst for urban transformation.
It reinforces the tactics and techniques being pioneered by the world’s foremost urban engineers and designers.
In an urban context, street design must meet the needs of people walking, cycling, taking transit, doing business, providing city services, and driving, all in a constrained space.
The following principles are key to shaping great streets.