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Design Guidelines



Design guidelines provide a background on multi-modal transportation issues and define current best practices for bicycle and pedestrian facility design.  Design guidelines should be consulted when planning new facilities, reconstructing or modifying existing facilities, and updating city and design standards.  A good guide provides a toolbox to make streets safer, more livable and economically vibrant.


There are a number of resources and standards that are exceptionally helpful in providing design guidelines for bicycle and pedestrian facilities:

 Act Now!

  • Build a reference library of recommended guidelines.
  • Join the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals  to access webinars, listservs, professional development seminars, and numerous resources that keep you up-to-date on bicycle and pedestrian best practices.
  • Identify and revise local standard plans and details to meet current best practices.

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