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Manual for Streets

Manual for Streets 2

Manual for Streets 2 - Wider Application of the Principles, a companion guide to Manual for Streets, was published by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on 29 September 2010.

Manual for Streets 2 builds on the philosophies set out in Manual for Streets and demonstrates through guidance and case studies how they can be extended beyond residential streets to encompass both urban and rural situations. It fills the perceived gap in design advice that lies between Manual for Streets and the design standards for trunk roads as set out in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. It will help everyone involved in the planning, construction and improvement of our streets to deliver more contextually sensitive designs.

Manual for Streets 2 is not available from the Department for Transport. Please use the link below for more information, including how you can order copies from the CIHT.

Manual for Streets

RTPI award 2008The Department’s policy making process received an award recently, with Traffic Management Division winning a Royal Town Planning Institute prize for its Manual for Streets. The manual was published in 2007, and the award recognises that it is radically changing designers' and local authorities' approach to residential street design for the better. It emphasises that streets should be places in which people want to live and spend time in, and are not just transport corridors. In particular, it aims to reduce the impact of vehicles on residential streets by asking practitioners to plan street design intelligently and proactively, and gives a high priority to the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport.

 

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Manual for Streets: a summary (916 kb)

The Manual for Streets was published in March 2007. This summary gives a brief overview of the Manual and is broken down chapter by chapter.

Published:
11 December 2007

Manual for Streets (5 Mb)

Manual for Streets provides guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, design, provision and approval of new residential streets, and modifications to existing ones. Please note this is a large file which takes time to download. You may find it easier to right click on the link and select Save Target As (IE) or Save Link As (FireFox). Please email webmasterdft@dft.gsi.gov.uk if you experience any problems downloading the PDF file.

Published:
29 March 2007

The Manual for Streets: evidence and research (10 Mb)

The Manual for Streets has updated geometric guidelines for low trafficked residential streets, examined the effect of the environment on road user behaviour, and drawn on practice in other countries. Please note this is a large file which takes time to download. You may find it easier to right click on the link and select Save Target As (IE) or Save Link As (FireFox). Please email webmasterdft@dft.gsi.gov.uk if you experience any problems downloading the PDF file.

Published:
19 June 2007

Order printed copies of Manual for Streets (12 kb)

Guidance on how to order printed copies of Manual for Streets publication.

Published:
31 May 2007