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Model Design Manual for Living Streets

Los Angeles County's new Model Design Manual for Living Streets has been added to the best practices database in the Research Center.

More than a simple manual for how Los Angeles will redesign its streets to make them safer, more inviting public spaces, this manual was created as a template for any jurisdictions that finds itself up against outdated standards and guidelines that prevent changes.

"This manual may be modified, customized, or expanded upon at the pleasure of the end user. We hope that by making it widely available, many more communities will fulfill their dreams in making and remaking their streets valuable public space that serves many needs," the authors note.

The full manual is 384 pages and includes sections on

  • Vision, Goals, Policies, And Benchmarks
  • Street Networks And Classifications
  • Traveled Way Design
  • Intersection Design
  • Universal Pedestrian Access
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Bikeway Design
  • Transit Accommodations
  • Traffic Calming
  • Streetscape Ecosystem
  • Re-Placing Streets: Putting The Place Back In Streets
  • Designing Land Use Along Living Streets
  • Retrofitting Suburbia
  • Community Engagement For Street Design
Read more and download the report