Pedestrians include people of all abilities and ages, sitting, walking, pausing, and resting within urban streets. Designing for pedestrians means making streets accessible to the most vulnerable users. Design safe spaces with continuous, unobstructed sidewalks. Include visual variety, engage building frontages, design for human scale, and incorporate protection from extreme weather to ensure an enjoyable street experience.
See: Designing for Pedestrians
Cyclists include people on bicycles, cycle-rickshaws, and cargo bikes. Facilities should be safe, direct, intuitive, clearly delineated, and part of a cohesive, connected network to encourage use by people of all ages and confidence levels. Cycle tracks that create an effective division from traffic, are well coordinated with signal timing, and are incorporated in intersection design form the basis of an accessible and connected cycle network.
See: Designing for Cyclists
Transit riders are people using collective transport such as rail, bus, or small collective vehicles. This sustainable mode of transportation dramatically increases the overall capacity and efficiency of the street. Dedicated space for transit supports convenient, reliable, and predictable service for riders. Accessible boarding areas promote safe and equitable use. The space dedicated to a transit network should be aligned with demand, meeting service needs without sacrificing streetscape quality.
See: Designing for Transit Riders