Posted on March 25, 2010 12:22 AM
New ITE CNU urban roadway design manual
New ITE / CNU urban roadway design manual
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) have issued a new manual for recommend urban roadway design practice, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach. The manual advances the successful use of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) in the planning and design of major urban thoroughfares for walkable communities. The manual provides guidance and demonstrates for practitioners how CSS concepts and principles may be applied in roadway improvement projects that are consistent with their physical settings. The report's chapters are focused on applying the principles of CSS in Transportation planning and in the design of roadway improvement projects in places where community objectives support liveable, walkable communities – compact development, mixed land uses, and support for pedestrians and bicyclists.