Local streets in residential neighborhoods are often underutilized as spaces for play and leisure. These streets should provide safe and inviting places to walk with direct access to local stores and schools.
Design for local streets can combine stormwater management features, curb extensions, vertical speed control elements, and bicycle facilities that encourage safe speeds and meter through traffic.
The street illustrated below depicts a 30-foot roadway within a 50-foot right-of-way.
“Raised Pedestrian Crosswalks,” Safe Routes to Schools Guide (Safe Routes to School, 2012).
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.