The streets illustrated in this guide show a range of conditions. Due to limited space, dimensions have not been annotated. The following diagrams represent some of the assumed dimension ranges in the illustrations. Basic widths, spacing, slopes, and turning radii correspond to the Designing for People, Streets, and Intersections chapters.
Minimize corner radii to slow turning vehicles, keep intersections compact, and ensure safe, pedestrian-friendly spaces. Corner radii in urban areas can be as small as 0.6 m.
Include green infrastructure strategies in the furniture zone of the sidewalk, in curb extensions, or in medians.
Design accessibility ramps at each crossing. These should be placed at 90 degrees to the path of movement and should not exceed a slope of 1:10.
Add where possible to shorten crossing distances, improve visibility, and provide additional waiting space for pedestrians, space for transit shelters, vendors, or green infrastructure.